‘It is so disheartening’ - Rishabh Pant expresses disappointment over Sonnet Cricket Club of Delhi receiving eviction notice
Rishabh Pant took to Twitter to express his disappointment over the eviction of the Sonnet Club of Delhi.
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Star Indian wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant has been out of contention to play for quite a few months now. The 25-year-old was involved in a car accident back in December 2022, which saw him sustain major injuries. As a result, Pant could not feature for the Delhi Capitals franchise and got ruled out of the IPL 2023 along with some major ICC tournaments coming ahead.
Recently, he received even more bad news as the Sonnet Cricket Club in Delhi will no longer be operational at Delhi University’s Sri Venkateswara College. The club received an eviction notice recently, which would deem it no longer operational.
The club had been operating at the college since 2000. One of the coaches at the club revealed that the college did not want the club anymore, which was the reason for the eviction notice being served in the first place.
Seeing the reports of the eviction, Pant took to Twitter to express his disappointment over the same. "It is so disheartening to see my club that has produced so many international cricketers over the years and continues to do so has been served an eviction notice. It played a major role in shaping my cricketing career and many more like me. This is like a home for all of us," Pant tweeted.
It’s like a heritage institution and a home for so many budding cricketers: Pant
The Sonnet Cricket Club has been an institution of learning for budding cricketers for many years. Established back in 1969, the club has fleshed out many star cricketers like Rishabh Pant, Lucknow Super Giants star, Ayush Badoni, and Mumbai Indians star, Hrithik Shokeen.
With it having no home now, Pant also requested the college reconsider its decision. In a tweet, the 25-year-old opined that the players have always followed the rules of the institution.
"We have always followed the rules set by the college. I would like to request the governing bodies of Venkateshwara College to reconsider this as Sonnet club is not just a club, it’s like a heritage institution and a home for so many budding cricketers," Pant tweeted.