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Rishabh Pant latest: “His recovery has been on point, in fact better than expected”

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The latest update on Rishabh Pant is that he is recovering better than expected. Rishabh Pant hasn’t played for India in 356 days.

RISHABH PANT LATEST

Pant was last seen in the Test vs Bangladesh in Mirpur before the dreadful car accident on December 30, 2022. Since then, his career has taken a turn for the worse. The wicket-keeper batsman missed several outings for India and also the home games including the IPL. Recently, according to a source,

“Pant’s recovery has been on point, in fact better than expected. The concern was how the knee and ankle would react after the injury. Especially the knee after ligament tears and surgeries. Both ankle and knee engagement has been on point and that was a big positive considering they are going to bear a lot of load during wicketkeeping. The load on the body will be gradually increased now and running at 100% intensity is likely to begin from next week.” the source added,

“As I said, running – ground and on the treadmill – has begun but it’s not high intensity yet. Say 80-90% but not full intensity yet. There are sessions on the spin bike too but right now it’s more about getting the body ready for those pressure tests – high intensity training and match simulations. So lifting and muscle work has also begun to add strength. He has started compound exercises, the ones which work on multiple muscle groups at the same time, and lot of attention is being paid to lower-body strength and conditioning” 

READY FOR ENGLAND TESTS

The source also said that,

“Don’t be surprised if Pant becomes ready around the England Tests. But even if he does, the NCA is likely to use the shortest format to ease him back into action. Just like they did with Bumrah who first played T20Is vs Ireland before playing the 50-over format. The manner in which both NCA and BCCI handled Pandya and Bumrah, similar approach will be followed with Pant. The bigger picture and complete fitness of Pant is important. So IPL looks like a viable option for now”

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