Pant’s return to competitive cricket increased by seven-eight months


India’s young keeper-batter, Rishabh Pant is going to take more time to return to competitive cricket.

Last year, he suffered a major car accident while going to his hometown, Roorkee for the New Year. While he survived it, it remains uncertain when will he take to the field.

According to the latest reports, the 25-year-old will take another seven-eight months to recover fully from his injuries. This means that he will miss the upcoming ODI World Cup as well.

Recently, he was also seen during the second game of Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

But, he remains as determined as ever to make a quick comeback to the Indian team.

When he was hospitalized after the horrific accident, there were major concerns about whether Pant would be able to play cricket or not.

Now, with his improving condition, it seems hopeful that Pant will be able to make a good recovery.

Reads a BCCI statement,

(It) will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh and will provide him with all the support he needs during this period.

Pant to undergo one more surgery before he attains full-match fitness

Meanwhile, Pant is currently under the care of Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head, Centre for Sports Medicine, and Director- Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai.

This year in January, the keeper-batter underwent surgery for his ligament tears and will be undergoing another surgery soon.

Additionally, when he is fully match-fit, Pant will make his return to the Indian team first as a batter.

Moreover, his last appearance for India came back against Bangladesh in the second Test in December.

India is going to play two major ICC tournaments without Pant which are the World Test Championship in June against Australia and then the the ODI World Cup in October-November.

Therefore, the exact time of Pant’s return to the Indian team can only be deduced after he joins the NCA in Bengaluru for rehab.

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