WATCH: Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni bond over game of Padel

Rishabh Pant and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were spotted in Dubai enjoying a game of Padel Tennis at the end of the IPL: Auction 2024 on Tuesday.

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Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant are known to be pretty close on and off the field. The young Indian star idolizes the CSK skipper and has often been seen talking to the 42-year-old.


On Tuesday, the two cricketers were seen spending quality time with each other playing Padel. Both MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant are in Dubai for the IPL 2024 Mini Auctions which took place on Tuesday.

Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions after winning their fifth title earlier this year. MS Dhoni is set to play his final season of IPL as he hopes to win the title for a record 6th time. Rishabh Pant on the other hand is still on the mend after his nasty car accident lat last year.

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After the excitement of the IPL 2024 Auctions was over Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni were seen playing a game of Padel. The two seemed quite delighted to catch up with each other. The young Indian star was part of the Delhi Capitals auction table and was seen giving his vital inputs.


In an exclusive statement posted on Delhi Capitals Instagram handle, Rishabh Pant gave an update on his fitness. “I am feeling much better than what I was a few months ago. I am still on the road to recovery and hopefully, in a few months, I will be able to play”

The 26-year-old has missed an entire year of cricket and Team India and its fans dearly missed Rishabh Pant. It was confirmed that Pant will be playing as an impact player during IPL 2024. Both the Indian Cricket Board and Delhi Capitals do not want to burden him as he starts to get back to cricket.

The youngster was also touched by the love he has got from the fans so far. “I think it’s been really amazing because whenever we keep on playing cricket, we feel no one loves us because there is pressure in so many things. But yes, it was a hard time. But I got to know at least people love us. They respect us and kind of appreciation and concern I would say people have shown over the period of time during my injury, it means a lot to me”

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