In a local match, Rishabh Pant made an incredible comeback to cricket by flicking off the pads for a six, the footage of which has gone viral on social media. Pant, who was in a terrible vehicle accident in December last year, recently played cricket again after an eight-month absence. Continue reading to know more about the story.
Watch The Video
Feeling so relieved watching Rishabh Pant batting, & the SIX from him, shows that the champ will make the comeback soon 👏
Probably against the Test Series against England in January 2024 🤞@RishabhPant17 #RishabhPant #Pant #ODIWorldCup #INDvsIREpic.twitter.com/z5VSOw1zMV
— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) August 17, 2023
Pant hit the bat quickly without making many foot movements in the footage. The tiny crowd there applauded in delight as he played some drives and flipped off the pads for a six.
The Unfortunate Accident
Rishabh Pant got a leg operation in Mumbai in February of this year as a result of the accident. As a result, he was already disqualified from playing any competitive cricket this season and will probably make his national comeback in Test matches against England the following season. After that, he gradually began to heal, posting regular updates on social media.
— Entertales (@Entertales) August 16, 2023
Pant afterward began his recovery at the National Cricket Academy. On July 1, the Indian wicketkeeper referred to his new existence on social media as a second birth.
Fans of the Indian cricket team were ecstatic to learn that Pant could walk without crutches. In May, he informed his followers of this news on Instagram.
Missed Out On Important Events
Rishabh Pant, the captain of the Delhi Capitals franchise in the Indian Premier League, could not participate in the competition this year but still showed out to cheer on his team. Pant attended the Gujarat Titans game at the Arun Jaitley stadium in Delhi. Additionally, it was his first outing since the accident.
Rishabh Pant missed essential events in the action-packed year, including the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the World Test Championship final against Australia. He will also be absent from the Asia Cup and the 2023 ODI World Cup.
The Men in Blue of the Indian side are now in Dublin in preparation for a three-match T20I series against Ireland that will begin on August 18. In Rohit Sharma’s absence, Jasprit Bumrah is the captain of India. Senior players rested for the Ireland T20Is include Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja.