Rishabh Pant begins batting practice, video viral
Rishabh Pant has been out of international cricket ever since his deadly car accident
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Rishabh Pant has kicked off his batting practice as he was seen playing some fine shots at an event organised by JSW on the eve of Independence Day on August 15. As he hit the big shots, he received loud cheers from the audience at the ground.
Notably, this is the first time since the car accident, that took place in December 2022, that Pant has been seen batting on the field. Since that event, Pant has been prohibited from playing professional cricket and went through numerous surgeries to heal the injuries he sustained.
In a video that quickly became popular on social media, Pant was seen playing confidently in a Bengaluru local match. At the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, where he had been undergoing his rehabilitation, Pant has started batting and keeping, according to the most recent official update from the BCCI, which was published on July 21. But this is for the first time in more than eight months that Pant walked out into the cricketing field to bat.
Rishabh Pant batting flawlessly will surely excite the Indian fans, who look forward to the Men in Blue winning the Asia Cup and the World Cup that follows next. The keeper-batter has shown tremendous improvement in the past few months, and has shown quick recovery amid ongoing rehab.
The Indian team is all set to face Ireland for three T20Is. Notably, the side will be led by Jasprit Bumrah, who marks his return to international cricket after a log hiatus, as the pacer has the responsibility to lead a second-string Indian side. The senior players have been given a short break as they gear up for the Asia Cup 2023 which commences on August 30. As for the Ireland T20Is, the series will be crucial for all the players as they aim to find a spot in India's World Cup squad.