With being sidelined for almost a year due to the injury he sustained during a car accident on December 22, Rishabh Pant’s fitness update hints at the player’s comeback to Delhi Capitals for the IPL 2024.
Rishabh Pant’s fitness update
The wicketkeeper Batter has been recovering to his fitness after a car accident on New Year’s Eve, which made him miss IPL 2023 and the World Cup 2023. However, the batter is now expected to make a comeback for IPL 2024.
Rishabh Pant was one of the players retained by the franchise for this season. Despite not being selected for India’s tour of South Africa, he joined his DC teammates last month during a camp at the Jadavpur University Salt Lake Campus pitch. He hinted at his return to cricketing journey.
Rishabh Pant’s Fitness Update
December 30, 2022: Met with a car accident at Delhi Dehradun highway and suffered multiple injuries.
January 06, 2023: Undergone knee surgery by Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.
February 10, 2023: Pant made his first walk with support after his surgery.
March 15, 2023: Pant was making progress by walking in the swimming pool with support.
May 05, 2023: Pant made his breakthrough and walked without support. He was slowly recovering from injuries.
June 14, 2023: Rishabh Pant was seen climbing steps and made slight progress in his recovery.
July 05, 2023: Pant is making the next progress by entering the gym and starting working out with warmup.
July 20, 2023: Rishabh was seen working out with weights in the gym and also practicing balancing in the injured leg.
August 28, 2023: Rishabh posted a video of training with a stationary bicycle.
September 04, 2023: Rishabh Pant was recovering from his injury and worked in a leg session on regaining strength.
October 17, 2023: Rishabh Pant posted a video of running a treadmill and tracking his progress on Instagram.
November 03, 2023: Rishabh Pant was seen in Tirupati Balaji Devasthanam along with Akshar Patel and also posted a pic on Instagram.
November 09, 2023: Rishabh Pant joined his DC teammates at the training session in Jadavpur University.
December 05, 2023: Pant was seen working intensely with weights in the gym.
December 12, 2023: Rishabh Pant was batting against some pacers under the supervision of Coaching staff Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly, and Pravin Amre.
January 16, 2024: Rishabh Pant posted a video of himself of an intense workout on his Instagram account.
However, he has recently given a major update on his health issue by posting his workout session in the gym. The video showed him working out with weight with the caption, “Every drop of sweat is a step closer to your goals.”
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January 22, 2024: Rishabh Pant was seen in Ayodhya for the Consecration of Lord Ram in the temple.
February 01, 2024: Rishabh Pant opened up on his horrific car accident in Media.
In his absence, Ishan Kishan took over wicketkeeping duties in T20Is while the ODI and test wicketkeeping responsibilities were taken by KL Rahul. He was the wicketkeeper during the World Cup 2023.
With the IPL 2024 set to begin in March, there are high expectations for the player to return for the action.