Rishabh Pant's Batting Video Creates Buzz, Viral Post Features Inspirational Message
Indian keeper-batter Rishabh Pant may make a comeback sooner than expected. The keeper-batter has been working hard in the training session and ensuring that he returns to competitive cricket as soon as possible. Rishabh Pant has been updating his fans about his progress ever since he suffered a tragic accident. The keeper-batsman is close to full fitness and there have been reports recently suggesting that the BCCI is eyeing the IPL window for the left-hander's comeback.
Rishabh Pant shared a fitness update about himself on Monday (February 12). He compared it to when he was walking with the help of crutches. The keeper-batter also posted a motivational message for himself and uploaded the video on his Instagram account and Twitter handle.
He said: “You seem to have forgotten. Let me remind you... remember when it was hard and it was overwhelming and you were afraid and still walking alone? Then you didn't have the answers and couldn't see the way out and wanted to give up? You still kept going. Never forget that.”
In another clip which has gone viral on the internet, Rishabh Pant can also be seen batting in the nets. The keeper-batter is seen playing big shots but misses the ball. This gives an indication that he has also started his batting in full throttle.
Rishabh Pant is currently at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The keeper-batter has been doing a variety of exercises for the past few months. After the accident, he underwent knee surgery and did various exercises to regain full fitness.
Rishabh Pant is very confident that he will be fit to play - DC head coach Ricky Ponting
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting recently shared an update on Rishabh Pant's IPL performance. He said that the keeper-batsman is confident of playing but is not sure if he can keep the wicket or not.
Seems like you forgot.— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) February 12, 2024
Let me remind you...
Remember when it was hard and it was overwhelming and you felt afraid and still walked alone?
You didn't have the answers then and couldn't see the way and wanted to give up?
You still kept going.
Never forget that.#RP17 pic.twitter.com/YcSRV1a4x5
Ricky Ponting called Rishabh Pant a dynamic player and said the keeper-batsman is ready to bat at No.4. Speaking about it, he elaborated:
“Rishabh is very confident that he will be fit to play. We are not sure about that yet. You've seen all the social media stuff, it's up and running well. But having said that we are only six weeks away from the first match. So we are not sure if we will get wicketkeeping from him this year.
"But I guarantee if I asked him now he would say, 'I'm playing every game, I'm keeping every game and I'm batting at No. 4.' It is what it is, but we'll keep our fingers crossed. He is such a dynamic player. He is obviously our captain. We missed it incredibly last year.