India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is expected to be ruled out of most cricket tournaments in 2023 after rupturing three major ligaments in his right knee.
A report in ESPN Cricinfo said that Pant has three ligament tears in his right knee, two of which underwent surgery on January 6, but one more surgery is yet to be done. One has to wait at least 6 weeks to do this surgery.
The report said that all three ligaments of the knee – anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament – are most important for the movement and stability of all three legs.
In Pant’s case, all three have suffered. In the most recent surgery, both the PCL and the MCL were reconstructed. Pant will have to undergo another surgery for ACL but will have to wait for at least six weeks.
Pant can stay away from cricket for six months –
As a result, Pant will have to stay away from the field of play for at least six months. This could potentially affect his chances of being fit and available for selection for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India in October-November. Let us tell you that on December 30, while going from Delhi to Roorkee, Pant’s car met with an accident. He had serious injuries in this.
KS Bharat and Ishan got a chance –
Rishabh Pant is currently fine and is being treated in Mumbai. In his absence, KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan will be the wicketkeeping options for the first two Tests against Australia.
Bharat and Ishan have also been selected for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand starting January 18.