Rishabh Pant, a wicketkeeper-batter, received some bad news on Tuesday, effectively ruling him out of the ICC 50-over World Cup 2023. Which will begin in October of this year. In order to recover from his horrific car accident at the end of last year, Pant underwent numerous surgeries.
Rishabh Pant won’t be making his field comeback until January of this year. The captain of Delhi Capitals will be unable to compete in the ODI World Cup in October–November and the Asia Cup 2023 in September.
Pant was recently spotted using crutches to walk during a Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 game at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. And those close to him say it will take him at least a few weeks to walk without them.
It appears that he is recovering more quickly than was expected,
but it will still take him seven to eight months to return to full cricket fitness. It might take him even longer to handle the wicketkeeping, and his initial comeback will have to as a batter. Which is still viewed favourably, according to the Cricbuzz report.
The 25-year-old Pant has 865 runs in 30 games, including 1 century, and an ODI strike rate of over 106 in ODI cricket with 865 runs in 30 matches including 1 century and 5 fifties. In 33 Tests, Pant has scored 2,271 runs at an average of 43.67 with 5 hundreds and 11 fifties.
There is now some optimism regarding the 25-year-old’s return to the pitch. “At one point after the accident. It was thought whether he would be back on the pitch at all and whether he will be able to keep at all.
Pant is demonstrating a strong desire to play again. And the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is providing all available medical support. Rishabh will receive all the support he requires during this time. The BCCI previously stated, and “(it) will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh.”
Pant is being treated by Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, head of the Centre for Sports Medicine and director of the Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service. At the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai, for ligament tears that required surgery in January. It’s possible that he will have more surgery.
Pant has been sidelined since a car accident he had on December 30 of last year. In December, he last competed for India in a Test match in Bangladesh.