Rishabh Pant, the star wicket-keeper batter for Team India, has been out of competitive cricket for a better part of six months. The 25-year-old cricketer was involved in a car accident on the morning of December 30 last year, while on his way to Roorkee to pay a surprise visit to his mother.
Due to the horrific nature of the crash, the Delhi Capitals player had suffered many injuries, especially while escaping from the car before it went up in flames. He required surgery afterwards to repair the ligament tear in his right knee.
But, fortunately, in the last few months, Rishabh Pant is seemingly recovering at a rapid pace from all his injuries. Recently, he was in Bengaluru for his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), a facility set up by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
On May 24, the Roorkee-born cricketer was seen wearing a brace in his right knee while stepping out of the airport in Mumbai without crutches. Meanwhile, on June 4, he posted a short yet telling tweet in a comments section, which read, “I am also missing playing cricket.”
A few hours later, Rishabh Pant took to his official Twitter account to send out another tweet, which read, “Be cheerful strive to be happy.” He also posted a few pictures of himself with a friend, in which both gentlemen were embracing each other and having a laugh at the same time.
Meanwhile, India will be playing against Australia at The Oval in London in the grand finale of the World Test Championship (WTC) from June 7 onwards. During the last two year cycle of WTC from 2021-23, Rishabh Pant has been one of the best batters in the Indian cricket team, whose contributions helped the side to reach the summit clash of Test cricket in the first place.