Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has taken a major step towards his comeback from injury by walking without crutches. Pant, who had suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain during a match against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2022, had been using crutches for support in his recovery process.
A video of Pant walking unaided has been shared on social media, drawing praise from his teammates and fans alike. Sky Sports commentator and former England cricketer Nasser Hussain took to Twitter to express his admiration, calling Pant a “remarkable young man” and commending his dedication and hard work.Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya also praised Pant’s efforts, tweeting a picture of the two together with the caption “Great to see you back on your feet, my friend!”.
Pant’s recovery is a significant boost for the Indian team, as he is a key player in both the Test and limited-overs formats. His absence during the T20 World Cup was felt keenly by the team, and his return to full fitness will be a major boost ahead of the upcoming Test series against England.
Pant’s injury had initially raised concerns about his availability for the series, but his swift recovery has allayed those fears. His return to full fitness will also be a relief for the Indian team management, who are dealing with several other injury concerns ahead of the England series.
Overall, Pant’s remarkable recovery is a testament to his grit and determination, and his return to full fitness will be eagerly awaited by Indian cricket fans around the world.