Rishabh Pant Ruled Out Of IND vs AUS Test Series: Reports
Star Indian keeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who is currently undergoing treatment for the injuries that he suffered during the tragic car accident on Friday near Roorkee, is likely to stay away from cricket for a considerable period of time. Pant had a miraculous escape as he suffered a horrific car accident on Friday after his luxury car crashed into a road divider and caught fire as he dozed off at the wheel on the Delhi-Dehradun highway in the early hours of Friday.
According to the official update provided by BCCI on Friday afternoon, Rishabh Pant has two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee, and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, and toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back but is in stable condition.
Now according to a report by The Times of India, in which the publication quoted a doctor who looks after the sports injury department at AIIMS-Rishikesh, Rishabh Pant will take at least 3-6 months to recover from the ligament injury that he suffered.
"Pant will take at least three to six months to recover from the ligament injury. And if it’s severe, he may take more time. Further evaluation can be based on his detailed injury report," Dr Qamar Azam, who looks after the sports injury department at AIIMS-Rishikesh, told TOI.
If Pant takes 6 months to get fully fit to play again, then he would miss a few important series including the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia and the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League. Pant has become an integral part of team India in the longest format of the game. His absence will force team India to either hand KS Bharat his Test debut in the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy or bring back Wriddhiman Saha.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will also have to search out another keeper-batter and someone who can lead the team as well in the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League.