Indian cricket sensation Rishabh Pant has embarked on a remarkable journey of recovery after a painful road accident in December 2022. The star wicket-keeper batter, who was out of cricket for the whole of 2023 due to injuries, is now making strides towards his health.
Rishabh Pant visits Badrinath Dham
Pant paid a spiritually significant visit to the revered Badrinath Dham and sought the blessings of Lord Badr on his birthday on October 4. His arrival attracted excited enthusiasts and fans who all wanted to catch a glimpse of the star player. Amid tight security arrangements, Pant hailed the holy shrine and saluted from all over.
Khanpur MLA Umesh Kumar accompanied him on his visit. Although Pant had originally planned to visit Kedarnath during his recovery, his doctors advised against it due to the ongoing recovery process.
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Rishabh Pant’s car accident
Pant, who met with a serious accident while traveling from Delhi to Roorkee to surprise his mother, miraculously escaped the ordeal. The accident happened in the Narsan area where his car crashed into fences and poles and even caught fire.
However, Pant got out of the burning car with the help of locals and was later rushed to the hospital. After being flown to Mumbai for surgery, Pant underwent extensive therapy and rehabilitation. His progress has been quite extraordinary as he can now walk unaided and has even been seen participating in local cricket matches.
Rishabh Pant’s cricket career
Pant is a dynamic batsman-keeper who played a pivotal role in several of India’s most notable Test matches in the team’s early years. He reached the century mark in just his third Test match of the England tour in 2018, scoring 114 when faced with a challenging target of 464. In 2019, he scored an impressive 159 in Sydney, helping India to a historic series win in Australia. His best moment was an unbeaten 89 in Brisbane which led India to victory and secured a second series win.
Pant’s amazing Test record
Pant’s aggressive batting style produced remarkable Test results, including several scores between 90 and 100. In T20 cricket, he scored nearly 3000 runs with 148 catches for Delhi Capitals and was even named their captain in 2021. Although Pant is unlikely to return to international cricket in 2023, reports suggest that fans can look forward to his return in January next year when India hosts England in a thrilling five-match Test series.