Rishabh Pant throws away crutches, walks without support in major breakthrough after car accident | WATCH
Indian cricket team’s star wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant updated his fans with a major step in his recovery on Friday. He shared a video of him on social media wherein he can be seen walking without any crutches or support for the first time in a while.
The 25-year-old is on the journey of recovery following a severe car crash last year in which he had a near-death experience. Pant’s car collided with a road divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway on December 30, 2022.
On May 5, he shared a video on his Instagram in which he is seen first walking a few steps with a crutch and then throwing it away to walk without any support. He captioned the video, Happy no more crutches day!
Watch the video here:
Indian cricket team’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya commented on the post with a fire emoticon, while cricketer Suryakumar Yadav commented that Spidey is back and wished more power to him.
Former Indian bowler Sreesanth also wrote in the comments, keep believing, love you brother. All his fans and followers also showered their love and blessings in the comments and were delighted with his recovery.
Pant had been severely injured but was able to survive because of his presence of mind and alertness. He had immediately jumped out of his car, after hitting the divider, and the car had gone up in flames in the nick of time.
He had his treatments at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. Since being discharged from the hospital in January, Pant has consistently uploaded photos and videos on his social media to keep the fans updated about his recovery steps and to provide health updates.
Pant has been the captain of the Delhi Capitals team in IPL and despite his injury, he still remains an important member of the team, watching their matches and overlooking their training sessions. In his absence, Australian cricketer David Warner has been given the captaincy duties for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
Rishabh Pant has been one of India’s star players across all the game formats, and his absence has saddened the entire team as well as the fans. However, fans are eagerly waiting for his complete recovery and will be eagerly waiting for his return to the pitch.