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Rishabh Pant Gives Recovery Update

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Rishabh Pant Gives Recovery Update

Rishabh Pant, the Indian wicketkeeper, has had a difficult start to 2023 after being involved in a serious car accident in December 2022. The accident has left him with a long road to recovery, but Pant remains positive and is determined to come back stronger.

Pant's absence from the Indian cricket team is a significant blow, especially with the upcoming ODI World Cup. However, his impact goes beyond just his cricketing abilities. His positive attitude and approach to life are an inspiration to many.

Pant's Update

In a recent interview, Pant spoke about the changes he has had to make since his accident. He talked about how he's learned to appreciate the small things that we often take for granted.

"Everyone today is hustling and working extremely hard to achieve something special, but we've forgotten to enjoy the little things which give us joy every single day," he said. He added that he's found happiness in things like brushing his teeth and sitting under the sun, which he may have overlooked before.

Pant's routine now involves three physiotherapy sessions per day, with fruit and fluids in between. He also takes time to bask in the sun, a practice he intends to continue until he can walk normally again. Though he misses cricket, he's fully focused on getting back on his feet so he can resume doing what he loves most.

He is looking forward to getting back on his feet and playing again. His IPL team, the Delhi Capitals, are yet to decide on who will captain them in his absence, but they have a strong squad and will undoubtedly put up a good fight.

Statement From Team Official

In addition to Pant's update, Sourav Ganguly, the iconic former cricketer, who was recently named as the Director of Cricket for the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming IPL 2023, shed light on the response to the player's absence.

In a recent interview with the news agency PTI, Ganguly revealed that Pant will make his comeback in a year. "I spoke to him a couple of times. Obviously, he is going through a tough period, through injuries and surgeries, and I wish him well. In a year's time or maybe in a couple of years' time, he will be back playing for India," Ganguly said.

Ganguly also admitted that the team is yet to finalize their first-choice wicketkeeper, but they're looking at either youngster Abhishek Porel or veteran Sheldon Jackson to keep wickets for Warner's men in the absence of Pant. "We still need a bit of time to figure it out. The next camp starts before IPL," Ganguly said.

Sourav Ganguly recently conducted a three-day training camp in Kolkata for young players such as Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma, Chetan Sakariya, and Manish Pandey ahead of IPL 2023.

Despite the upcoming season being a month away, it is difficult to get all the players together for the amount of cricket they play. Ganguly mentioned that some players are currently playing in the Irani Trophy and that Sarfaraz has an injured finger, but it's not a broken finger, and he should be fit for the IPL.


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