Indian Players Term Rishabh Pant As Fighter And Wishes For His Speedy Recovery
By CricShots - Jan 3, 2023 12:47 pm
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With the young Indian wicket-keeper batter, Rishabh Pant expected to miss the action for the next few months after his horror car accident last week, Rahul Dravid and the Indian cricketers wished the wicket-keeper batter a speedy recovery ahead of their T20I series against Sri Lanka. Team India will begin their 2023 with three T20Is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, and the side will be without senior players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid with Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya

For the three-match T20I series, Hardik Pandya will be leading the squad, with Suryakumar Yadav as his deputy. Pant is currently undergoing treatment and recovering well in Dehradun’s Max Hospital. He suffered injuries, which included multiple cuts and abrasions on his body. The 25-year-old also received a ligament tear on his right knee.

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In a video posted by BCCI, head coach Dravid said, “Rishabh, hope you are doing well. Hope you get well soon. Over the last one year, I have had the privilege of watching you play some of the greatest innings in Indian Test history. Whenever we have been in difficult situations, you have got the character to get ourselves out of very difficult situations.”

He further added, “This is one such challenge, I know you are gonna bounce back like you have done so many times this year. Look forward to having you back soon buddy.”

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Meanwhile, the stand-in skipper, Hardik had a special message and said, “Hi Rishabh, just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery. I know you have been a fighter and things are not the way you would have liked, but life is life. You will break all the doors and make a comeback as you have always done. My love and wishes are with you. The whole team and nation are behind you.”

Dravid and Pandya were also joined by the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, and Ishan Kishan. Here is the full video shared by the BCCI:

Rishabh Pant will be missing the Test series against Australia in February-March, and ‘may also have to skip’ IPL 2023, where he captains Delhi Capitals (DC). After the T20I series, India will be hosting Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series. The series will see Rohit Sharma back as captain.