It is anticipated that Pant will return for the 17th IPL season.
Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper batter, was injured in more than one automobile accident on December 30, 2022. The car caught fire in a matter of seconds, but fortunately the 26-year-old managed to escape with the aid of the locals. He did, however, sustain serious wounds to his head, back, and feet in addition to numerous cuts throughout his body and a ruptured ligament in his right knee.
After being taken to a local hospital right away, the cricket player underwent intense rehabilitation and training, and now he is finally scheduled to return to professional cricket in the upcoming Indian Premier League.Prior to that, the cricket player from Haridwar recalled the terrifying event that nearly claimed his life and mentioned that the medical professionals had informed him that he might need 16 to 18 months to heal.
“For the first time in my life, I thought my time on this planet was over. I was conscious of my injuries at the time of the accident, but I was fortunate that they weren’t more severe. I sensed that I had been spared. The doctor estimated that it would take 16 to 18 months for me to recuperate when I asked how long it would take. Pant remarked, “I knew I had to work hard to cut this recovery time,” in a Star Sports video.
During his rehabilitation, Pant was primarily housed at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). As he is anticipated to participate in every IPL match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) looked after his financial and personal needs the entire time. The southpaw will captain Delhi Capitals in the 17th season of the lucrative league. He last faced the Indian team in Bengaluru during their third Twenty20 International match against Afghanistan.
The cricket player hasn’t yet recovered to full fitness, though. Pant won’t be taking wickets during the competition; instead, he is anticipated to play as an Impact substitute.