For the first time since his horrific vehicle accident, Rishabh Pant used social media. Pant expressed his gratitude and humility for the encouragement and well wishes. While verifying the success of his knee operation, Pant praised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jay Shah, and the government for their support.
Pant wrote on Twitter, “I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the @BCCI, @JayShah & government authorities for their incredible support.”
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He added, “From the bottom of my heart, I also would like to thank all my fans, teammates, doctors, and the physios for your kind words and encouragement. Looking forward to seeing you all on the field.”
Pant’s automobile collided with a divider, overturned many times and caught fire in Roorkee while he was en route to surprise his mother for the new year. With the assistance of some villagers, Pant was able to live and was taken to a nearby hospital. He was transferred to the Max Hospital in Dehradun following minor trauma treatment.
Pant was taken to a private hospital in Mumbai for treatment of his knee injuries after spending a week there. The surgery on the Indian wicketkeeper was successful. When he will be released from the hospital and how much time he will need to return to the sport have not yet been officially announced.
Sourav Ganguly, the director of cricket for Delhi Capitals (DC), has stated that Pant will not participate in the 2023 Indian Premier League season. Pant will not play for India in the crucial Border Gavaskar Trophy Test series against Australia starting next month.