Injury update on Rishabh Pant and his comeback in the Indian Team

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The Indian Cricket Team has been facing injury concerns from some of the players like Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, and Prasidh Krishna. They missed the services of these players in international cricket and it will hamper their ICC WC preparation. But the good thing is all have started their training and working hard to get back to full fitness. Some of the players like J Bumrah and Rishabh Pant are one of the important members of the Indian Team. But today, we will particularly focus on wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant. We will tell you about Rishabh Pant’s fitness update, what happened to him, and his potential comeback on the field. So let’s dive into it quickly.

Pant’s lucky escape in a car accident

Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant suffered an injury in a tragic car accident on the night before the new year. He was traveling to his hometown in Uttarakhand when, at around 5:30 am, the 25-year-old’s car struck a divider and caught fire on the highway close to Roorkee. He was going to meet their family members. His head, knee, shin, and back were hurt during the incident.

The locals helped him to take it to the hospital. Along with the BCCI doctors, the hospital doctors take care of Rishabh Pant. He went through some surgeries and right now has been doing rehab. Rishabh Pant has started batting and keeping drills in the nets and has been following the fitness schedule as well.

Rumors about another surgery of Rishabh Pant

A few months back, there were some rumors going on social media regarding another minor surgery of Rishabh Pant. But his doctors confirmed the news and said there is no need for another surgery.

His fitness status right now

Rishabh Pant has started batting in the nets. He has also been doing the wicket-keeping drills and following a fixed fitness program which includes strength, flexibility, and running.

Pant is progressing well

When he met with that horrible accident, it seems like it will take so much time to recover from this accident, both mentally and physically. But his rapid progress has been a good thing for Indian cricket as the teams want his services in international cricket. His ability to win games from the jaws of defeat. He is an X-Factor player and a very important player in the Indian Team.

BCCI’s update on Rishabh Pant

“He has made significant progress in his rehab and has commenced batting as well as wicketkeeping in the nets. He is currently following a fitness designed for him which includes strength, flexibility, and running.” – BCCI statement read.

When will he come back?

Will Rishabh Pant be fit for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in India? Highly unlikely. We might not see Rishabh Pant playing in the marquee tournament.

Now, the question is will be back for the all-important test series in South Africa (away) and England (at home)? We want him to play those important test series, but realistically, we might not see him playing in those series.

India will tour South Africa for a full-fledged series, which also consists of two tests. In the last few years, Rishabh Pant is one of the best batters in overseas tests. But Team India will miss his services in that series.

India will also host the aggressive England test side, for a 5-match series in February. But Rishabh might also miss that series as well.

What did his Delhi mate Ishant Sharma say?

The Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, in an interview, said we might not even see Rishabh Pant playing in IPL 2024. Ishant and Rishabh are teammates in the domestic Delhi Team as well as in IPL for Delhi Capitals. So Ishant Sharma might know about Rishabh as he is so close to him.

We can expect Rishabh Pant’s comeback to the team after the IPL 2024, depending on how well he progressed.

Rishabh’s last international game

Prior to the injury, Rishabh Pant played his final international match on December 22, 2022, against Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium. India won the test match by three wickets. He scored 93 runs in the first inning as well.

Conclusion

We just hope that Rishabh Pant recovers quickly and gets back onto the field. The fans are waiting for his comeback to the Indian Team. It will not be easy for him. Coming after a long injury and getting back to the same rhythm.

In Pant’s absence of him, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, and KS Bharat got the opportunity in different formats. Fingers cross and let’s hope for the best.

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