The supremely gifted Rishabh Pant hopes to be fully match-fit in next few months and keep his date with the much-anticipated return to competitive cricket during next year’s Indian Premier League.
Pant, who miraculously escaped after a horrifying car accident last year, missed the entire 2023 after undergoing surgery has been floored by the love and appreciation shown by fans that helped him recover quicker than anyone expected.
“I think (I am feeling) much better (than) what I was doing a few months ago. So like, (I am) still on recovery towards 100 per cent (fitness). But hopefully in a few months time, I’ll be able to do it,” an optimistic Pant said in a video posted by the Delhi Capitals on its instagram page.
The Delhi Capitals skipper, who will be present at the mini auction alongside Team Director Sourav Ganguly and head coach Ricky Ponting here, had a close shave after his car hit a divider on National Highway towards Rourkee and caught fire in a terrifying accident in December last year.
The 26-year-old suffered multiple injuries and is currently under going rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. However, he is expected to be back in action during the IPL which starts on March 22.
What touched Pant was the love and concern shown by the fans, which he felt he realised for the first time.