Rishabh Pant Injury Update: Star player likely to miss ODI World Cup

Rishabh Pant during the Delhi Capitals match

India’s star batsman Rishabh Pant has been out of action for a long time after getting injured in an accident on New Year’s Eve. As per a recent update, the 25-year-old is recovering at a blistering pace but will take at least seven to eight months more to be fully fit. Hence they are most likely to be ruled out of the Asia Cup which will be followed by the much-awaited ODI World Cup later this year. This marquee event is scheduled to take place in India from 5th October to 19th November.

The general perception is that he is recovering faster than expected, but will take seven to eight months to be cricket-fit. He may take even longer to return to wicket-keeping and the initial recovery period is complete,” he added. Se Hogi as a batsman who is still considered an asset,” Cricbuzz reported. However, the exact timing of his return is still unknown.

Pant who was recently seen supporting Delhi Capitals in a match was ruled out of the ongoing IPL 2023 and David Warner was named the captain of the team. Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman Abhishek Porel was included in the squad in place of Pant.

Earlier, Warner had advised Pant to play at a slow pace.

“He’s keen to support us as much as he can. I’m sure he’ll do his best to come and see us. But we want him to recover, take it slow and easy and get better as soon as possible ” Warner said.

Earlier, Pant had undergone knee surgery after tearing his right ligament in an accident. He narrowly escaped a serious accident when he was traveling from Delhi to his hometown Roorkee, but lost control on the NH-58 highway before hitting the divider. He had sustained injuries to his forehead and was seriously bruised along with injuries to his knee and ankle.

Pant is currently undergoing treatment at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai and is under the supervision of Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala. He is also likely to undergo another surgery.