According to recent events, Pant is likely to miss both the World Cup, which will be hosted in India in October and November this year and the Asia Cup in September.
As the southpaw has begun his gradual recovery after suffering serious injuries in a car accident on New Year’s Eve, Rishabh Pant’s comeback to the pitch is still doubtful. The batter-wicketkeeper has been spotted using crutches to walk since the sad occurrence. Additionally, he visited the Arun Jaitley Stadium to see the Delhi Capitals compete in the current season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
According to people close to Pant, the cricketer would need at least a few weeks to learn how to walk without assistance, according to the article.
The BCCI had previously stated that it will use all reasonable means to hasten Rishabh’s rehabilitation process and would provide him all the assistance he requires in the interim.
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, is keeping an eye on Pant, who underwent surgery for ligament rips in January. According to the article, Pant could need to have more surgery.
KL Rahul was spotted donning the gloves during the ODI series against Australia. In Pant’s absence, KS Bharat has taken up wicketkeeping duties in the lengthier format.
Bharat is actually the only specialist wicketkeeper nominated to India’s World Test Championship roster, which was released on Tuesday. However, considering the circumstances in England, it is anticipated that KL Rahul would be chosen over him.