It will take at least three to six months for Pant to fully recover. Doctors say that it may take more time if the injuries do not heal. Rishabh’s injury can be considered as a big setback for the Indian team, which is in the race for the final of the World Test Championship.
It seems that Rishabh Pant, who was seriously injured in a road accident, will take a long time to fully recover. He was seriously injured in a car accident on his way from Delhi to Roorkee on Friday. In this accident, Pant sustained serious injuries on his head and leg. Also there is a ligament fracture. He has a few more scans today. Looking at Pant’s current situation, it doesn’t look like he will be on the field. It will take at least three to six months for Pant to fully recover. Doctors say that it may take more time if the injuries do not heal. Rishabh’s injury can be considered as a big setback for the Indian team, which is in the race for the final of the World Test Championship. He is consistently performing well in Tests no matter what in T20s and ODIs. He is scoring huge runs. Such is the minus for Team India that Pant will not play in the four-Test series against Australia from February. On the other hand, who will replace Pant in the team is the million dollar question.
Who will replace Pant?
If Pant takes six months to get fully fit, it will be impossible for him to play in the upcoming four-match Test series. Also, it is known that Pant is acting as the captain of Delhi Capitals, who may be away for the entire season of Indian Premier League 2023. Meanwhile, KS Bharath may enter the Indian Test team in Pant’s place. He is yet to make his debut for India but impressed as a wicketkeeper in place of Wriddhiman Saha against New Zealand. And Sanju Samson’s name is also sounding good. He has already played for India in T20s and limited overs, so there is a possibility that he will get a place in Tests as well. Ishan Kishan is another wicketkeeper-batsman who can excel in Tests. Recently, Ishan scored a double century in the third ODI against Bangladesh. Moreover, playing aggressively like Pant can be considered as a big plus for Kishan. If you give preference to experience again without taking risks, you may get another chance.
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