Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev has revealed his tough love for injured wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant. The mercurial batter who was involved in a horrific car crash in December 2022, is not a part of the upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy as he is still recovering from his injuries.
“I have a lot of love for him. I want him to recover so that I can go and slap him and tell him to look after himself. Because of your accident, the entire team is in tatters. I love him, but I am also angry at him. Why do such youngsters of today’s times make such mistakes?
“There should be a slap for it. First blessings, that he gets all the love in the world, may the almighty give him good health. First that, but after that, like parents have this responsibility to slap the children if they make mistakes,” Kapil Dev was quoted by the Indian Express.
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“Never knew just able to sit out and breathe fresh air feels so blessed.”