Star Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant, who is now receiving treatment for injuries sustained in a serious automobile accident on Friday morning (December 30) near Roorkee, is expected to miss a significant amount of time from playing cricket. The 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman lost his last match for India last week against Bangladesh in the second Test of a two-match series in Dhaka, and on Friday morning near Roorkee, he collided with a divider in his car.
The cricketer sustained multiple injuries in this sad tragedy, but he is now receiving treatment at Dehradun’s Max Hospital and is no longer in danger. According to the official report offered by BCCI on Friday afternoon, Pant has abrasion injuries on his back, two wounds on his forehead, a ligament injury in his right knee, as well as injuries to his right wrist, ankle, and toe.
According to a physician who oversees the AIIMS-Rishikesh sports injury department, Pant will need at least three to six months to recuperate from the ligament injury he sustained.
“The ligament injury would require Pant to recuperate for at least three to six months. He might need extra time if the condition is serious. His thorough injury report can be used as the basis for further evaluation “When asked about the severity of Pant’s injuries, AIIMS-head Rishikesh’s of the sports injury department, Dr. Qamar Azam, stated.
Pant won’t be able to participate in the forthcoming four-match Test series against Australia or the 2023 Indian Premier League if it takes him six months to get fully fit. The 25-year-old is a crucial part of India’s Test lineup, particularly given how consistently effective he has been in the longest format. Beginning on February 9, India, which is second in the World Test Championship, will host four Test matches against Australia.
In the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy, Pant’s absence will compel India to either give KS Bharat his Test debut or bring back Wriddhiman Saha, who left Bengal and currently competes for Tripura in domestic cricket.
The Delhi Capitals will need to find a new wicketkeeper-batter for the IPL as well as, more crucially, a capable team captain to guide them in the 2023 season of the lucrative league.