Rishabh Pant Reaches Badrinath Dham, Takes Blessings Ahead Of Birthday
Indian cricket star Rishabh Pant, who got hurt in a terrifying car accident in December 2022, has started an incredible path to rehabilitation. After missing all of 2023's major cricket matches owing to injury, the talented wicketkeeper-batsman is now working to get healthy and fit again.
In preparation for his birthday on October 4, Pant recently paid a spiritually meaningful pilgrimage to the hallowed Badrinath Dham, where he asked Lord Badri for his blessings. Enthusiastic supporters and admirers gathered around him, all hoping to catch a sight of the top player.
Pant visited the holy sanctuary amid strict security measures and was showered with well-wishes from all directions.
Umesh Kumar, the Khanpur MLA, went with him on the tour. Pant's physicians advised against his planned visit to Kedarnath because of his continuous rehabilitation process, despite his initial plan to go there.
Rishabh Pant visited Badrinath - The Land of Gods. [Sports Hour] pic.twitter.com/OhSkeXlgN5— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 3, 2023
Pant was heading from Delhi to Roorkee to surprise his mother when he had a serious accident, but he luckily made it through.
His car crashed into pillars and railings in the Narsan region, even setting fire as a result of the incident. With the assistance of locals, Pant was able to escape the flaming car, and he was then taken to the hospital.
Pant had surgery and was transported to Mumbai, where he has been receiving intensive care and rehabilitation. His recovery has been nothing short of remarkable; he can now walk alone and has even been spotted playing cricket in the neighbourhood.
During his early years with the team, Pant—a powerful batsman-keeper—played crucial roles in some of India's most important Test matches. In just his third Test match of the 2018 England tour, he created a lasting impression by batting 114 against a difficult 464 target.
He scored a remarkable 159 in Sydney in 2019, which helped India win the series in Australia for the first time ever. His best performance was an undefeated 89 in Brisbane, where he helped India win their second series in Australia.
Test results have been impressive for Pant because of his aggressive batting approach, with many scores between 90 and 100. He has a strike rate of 148 in T20 cricket and has amassed around 3000 runs for Delhi Capitals. In 2021, he was named captain of the team.
According to rumours, fans might expect Pant to return to international cricket in January 2023, when India will play England for an exciting five-match Test series. However, Pant is unlikely to return to the pitch in 2023.