- Nasima Akter
Rishabh Pant Shares Photo from Rehab in NCA
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been making significant progress on his road to recovery from the injuries he sustained in a car accident in December last year.
The accident occurred when Pant was on his way to give his mother a surprise for New Year's Eve. Unfortunately, just a few kilometers away from Roorkee, he rammed his car into a divider. Fortunately, a roadways bus driver and cleaner came forward to help him and get him the treatment he needed.
Pant underwent surgery earlier this year for the ligament tear he suffered in the accident, and is expected to undergo another surgery. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is closely monitoring his medical status and things are looking positive so far.
Since the accident, Pant has been keeping his fans and loved ones updated about his rehabilitation through his posts on social media.
Pant's Latest Updates
Recently, he took to Instagram to share a story of himself at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, where he has started his rehabilitation. He posted a picture of his plastered leg, lying on a bed, with an attendant standing in front of him. "Top Man #NCA," the story caption read.
In Pant's absence, the Delhi Capitals are struggling in the IPL 2023, with David Warner leading the team. However, the team has recently won two back-to-back games, bringing hope to their fans.
Additionally, Pant will be missing the upcoming ICC Men’s ODI World Cup, which will be held in India in October and November this year. The talented wicket keeper-batsman's absence will be a huge blow to India's chances, as he is a game-changer and capable of winning matches single-handedly.
If Pant misses out on the ODI World Cup, then most likely KL Rahul will play as the wicketkeeper-batsman for India. However, India has other options like Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson. Ishan Kishan did a decent job during the three-match home series against Australia last month, and Sanju Samson is also a capable batsman.
Pant and the Delhi Capitals
Pant has been vocal about his emotional journey since the accident, posting several messages on social media. In one post, he revealed that even brushing his teeth and walking has become a luxury for him.
Recently, Pant was photographed watching the match between Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Titans from the stands in his previous appearance.
In their opening match of the season, the DC team had hung Pant's jersey No. 17 on the roof of the dugout as a gesture that he is "always with the team in spirit". However, it has been made clear by the BCCI that such a gesture seemed a "bit over the top" and was at one level "uncalled for".
Despite the challenges, Pant remains positive and determined to return to the field soon. His updates on social media show that he is working hard on his recovery and is eager to get back to playing cricket. Fans of the young player are eagerly waiting for his return and are hoping to see him back in action soon.