Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper-batsman of the Indian cricket team, had become a victim of a car accident on Friday. He was going from Delhi to Roorkee to surprise his mother on New Year, when his car met with an accident and Pant’s life was saved. He has suffered injuries on his head and legs. After these injuries, it is inevitable for Pant to stay away from cricket, but the question is, how long will Pant return, will he play in the Test series against Australia or not?

Pant’s most serious injury is his ‘ligament tear’. BCCI will get its treatment done by its doctors. He has told about this to the doctors of Max Hospital. There is no clarity on the status of Pant’s return to the field, but if BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) sources are to be believed, he will not be able to play in the upcoming four-Test series against Australia.

can be out for a long time

Pant may be out of competitive cricket for a long time and it is too early to give any date at this point of time. While X-rays and CT scans report no fractures, brain and spinal cord injuries, multiple ligament tears in his knee and ankle will definitely keep him out for a long time. This time can be between two to six months depending on the grade of the ligament tear.

A BCCI source told PTI on the condition of confidentiality, there is a lot of swelling so that MRI of ankle and knee is yet to be done. Once he is fit to travel, he will come to Mumbai where he will be under the supervision of Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, a panellist of the board.

Suspicion even on playing IPL

Apart from the Australia series, there is also a doubt whether Pant will be able to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season after this. Pant captains the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. If he will not be able to play this season, then Delhi will be in trouble. He will have to find a new captain and also look for a batsman who can hit bowlers like Pant.

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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