Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant on Monday shared an update on his health through Twitter. The wicketkeeper-batter tweeted for the first time after the unfortunate accident that occurred on December 30. Pant thanked his fans and BCCI for their support and revealed that his surgery was a success. The 25-year-old said that his 'road to recovery has begun'.
“I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the @BCCI, @JayShah & government authorities for their incredible support,” tweeted Pant.
“From the bottom of my heart, I also would like to thank all my fans, teammates, doctors and the physios for your kind words and encouragement. Looking forward to see you all on the field. #grateful #blessed,” he further tweeted.
Notably, Pant is set to be out of cricketing action for the next 18 months. The 25-year-old is set to miss IPL 2023, WTC Final (If India qualifies), ODI World Cup 2023, IPL 2024, and T20 World Cup 2024. According to various reports, Pant has suffered three key ligament injuries in his knee. While he has already undergone surgery for two of his ligament injuries, another one is expected to take place in six weeks’ time.