(Cricket News) Rishabh Pant, currently on the path to recovery from a harrowing accident he experienced last December, offered a glimpse into his rehabilitation journey by sharing a video on social media this Tuesday.
In the video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, Pant can be observed engaging in a variety of weightlifting exercises, showcasing his determination to regain full fitness. His ultimate goal is to make a comeback and join his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Delhi Capitals, as well as represent the Indian squad in the 2024 T20 World Cup scheduled for the next year.
The caption accompanying the video reads, “Bouncing back with every rep,” emphasized by an hourglass emoji. Delhi Capitals, acknowledging Pant’s significance, retained him as their captain for the upcoming IPL season. This decision was substantiated by Delhi Capitals Director of Cricket, Sourav Ganguly, who confirmed in early November that Pant is set to participate in the league.
“He’s (Pant) good now. He will play in the IPL next season,” stated Ganguly to reporters as quoted by PTI. In August, Pant showcased his return to the cricketing field by participating in a club game in Bengaluru. His visit to a sports facility near Bengaluru for Independence Day celebrations organized by the JSW Foundation, co-owners of Delhi Capitals, indicated his commitment to regaining peak form. Pant also visited India’s training camp ahead of the Asia Cup.
A heartening video shared by the Indian cricket board on social media captured Pant’s joyous return to the field, where he greeted teammates Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur before engaging in a discussion with head coach Rahul Dravid.
In December of the previous year, Rishabh faced a life-threatening accident when his car collided with a road divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. Reacting swiftly, he managed to exit his Mercedes just in time as the vehicle caught fire upon impact with the divider.
To address the injuries sustained in the accident, Rishabh underwent surgery in Mumbai in February, under the care of Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala. The surgical procedure focused on treating three ligaments in Pant’s right knee, marking a significant step in his journey toward complete recovery.