new Delhi. Rishabh Pant’s health is continuously improving. Although the situation regarding his ligament tear has not been clarified, but if BCCI sources are to be believed, then he will not be able to play in the upcoming series of 4 Test matches against Australia. The series is to start from February 9 and this series is also a part of the World Test Championship. Pant may be out for a long time due to injury. One of the biggest challenges for the new selection committee will be the selection of two wicket-keeper batsmen for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Ishan Kishan is also in this race.
The first Test is starting in Nagpur from 9 February. It will be a matter to be seen who is selected among the 3 players Shrikar Bharat, Upendra Yadav and Ishaan Kishan for the series. It is known that Pant had lost control of his car while going from Delhi to Roorkee on Friday morning, due to which it collided with the divider. He is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Dehradun. X-ray and CT scan reports show no fracture, brain and spinal cord injury. But due to multiple ‘ligament tears’ in his knee and ankle, he may be out for a long time. This time can be between 2 to 6 months.
not fit to travel yet
A BCCI source told news agency PTI, ‘There is a lot of swelling right now, due to which 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, who is on the board’s panel. It is known that Pant had done well in Test cricket in 2022. He was the highest run-scorer for India. Apart from Australia in Tests, he has also scored centuries in England and South Africa.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 01, 2023, 08:18 IST