Rishabh Pant, the Indian cricketer, recently shared an image on July 5 from his time at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) where he has been recuperating from his injuries in Bengaluru.
Pant has been actively updating his fans on Instagram by sharing pictures of himself to keep them informed about his recovery process.
In the latest Instagram post, Pant can be seen walking in the gym area with his back turned to the camera, while a motivational quote on the wall behind him reads, “Be Legendary.”
Accompanying the image, Pant wrote on Instagram:
“A Grateful heart is the best kind to have.”
In the photo, Pant’s knee can be seen strapped, and his fans expressed their wishes for a speedy recovery in the comments section.
The post has garnered over 2,000 comments and more than 300,000 fans have liked it.
Pant’s teammate from the Delhi Capitals, David Warner commented:
“Keep going legend.”
Will Rishabh Pant Make a Comeback in 2023?
It appears unlikely that Pant will be fit to play any form of cricket in 2023. Since he has not yet achieved 100% fitness and underwent surgery earlier this year, his body may require additional time to heal.
Although Pant’s progress has impressed the medical team, ruling out the need for a second surgery, he has not yet been cleared to play.
He has gradually resumed his daily activities and is following a rehabilitation program.
Pant’s target is to return to the cricket field in 2024. He might prioritize playing domestic cricket before making himself available for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and international cricket. Pant’s absence has been a significant blow to the Indian team.
During the World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia, his absence was deeply felt by Indian fans.
It remains to be seen how India performs in the World Cup without their star wicketkeeper.