Rishabh Pant, the 19-year-old wicket-keeper batsman from Delhi Daredevils, lost his father Rajendra Pant on Wednesday (April 5) at Roorkee. Rishabh’s father who was 53 years old, passed away after he suffered from a cardiac arrest. It has also been reported that he was suffering from fatigue from the last couple of days.
Rishabh learned about his father’s death while he was practising with the Delhi Daredevils team in New Delhi on Wednesday. As soon as he got the news, he left for his home in Ashok Nagar, Roorkee. Rishabh performed the last rites for his father on Thursday in Haridwar where his father was cremated.
Delhi Daredevils will play their first match of IPL 2017 against Royal Challengers Banglore on Saturday at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Rishabh is expected to join the team on Friday.