Rishabh Pant resumes batting practice for first time since car crash, video breaks internet; watch
After surviving a car accident in December of last year, India's explosive wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was seen batting for the first time. He was ruled out of professional cricket after the accident and had many surgeries to heal the injuries he received in the accident.
Pant took on the pitch and batted in Bengaluru for the first time in over 8 months on Tuesday.
His batting video, in which he can be seen smashing maximums in a local match in Bengaluru, went popular on social media.
The batter from Delhi had many significant injuries, including a right knee injury that required ligament surgery. It has been about eight months since the fatal accident, and the Delhi Capitals player has been undergoing a rigorous recuperation procedure.
Previously, in February 2023, the young wicketkeeper underwent surgery in Mumbai under the direction of Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala to fix three ligaments.
Pant uploaded a video of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer batting together in a warm-up game last week. Pant is expected to miss the forthcoming Asia Cup 2023 and World Cup due to his injury. If Rahul is able to play in the Asia Cup, Ishan Kishan will be the Indian team's backup wicketkeeper.
As of now, the 25-year-old has played in 33 Tests, 30 ODIs, and 66 T20Is for India, scoring a total of six international hundreds in his international career.
Even experienced pacer Ishant Sharma provided an update on Pant's recovery, stating that the Delhi player may miss next year's IPL as well.
During a Jio Cinema discussion, Ishant stated, "I feel we might not see Rishabh Pant in the next IPL as well because it is not a minor injury." It was a terrible accident.
He has only recently begun batting and wicketkeeping, and to run and turn after that, there are many things that are difficult for a wicketkeeper and a batter."