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The Recovery Time for Pant is Expected to Exceed the 2023 World Cup

Despite Rishabh Pant’s near-fatal car accident, the Pant is expected to exceed recovery expectations. However, a full recovery could still take up to a year, with January being the earliest possible timeline for his return to cricket. As a result, Pant will not participate in the Asia Cup or the World Cup.

Pant is Expected to Exceed

Pant was recently spotted using crutches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium during the Delhi Capitals’ IPL games. According to sources close to him, it may take a few weeks before he can walk without any assistance. Despite this, he is recovering faster than expected, but it may take seven to eight months for him to become cricket-fit. During the initial comeback period, he will only be able to bat, but that is still seen as an asset.

After the accident, there was a question of whether he would be able to return to cricket at all and whether he would be able to keep wicket. However, there is now some optimism about the 25-year-old’s return to the field, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is providing him with all possible medical assistance.

Pant underwent surgery in January for ligament tears and is under the care of Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai. He may require another surgery.

Pant has been out of action since his road accident on December 30, and the exact time of his return will only be known after he undergoes rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.