Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In what could be a big blow to the Indian team, explosive wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is all set to miss the high-octane Asia Cup in September and the World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India in October-November this year.

As per reports, the left-handed flamboyant cricketer is still in the process of recovering from a severe car accident that occurred on New Year’s Eve. Pant suffered multiple injuries in the accident, due to which he is out of action since December.

As per BCCI sources, Pant has started his rehabilitation programme at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. He has recently shared a story about his health update on Instagram where he was seen wearing the knee cap. A fitness trainer is also seen in the picture. Pant captioned the story “Top man #nca”.

In Pant’s absence, KL Rahul will likely be the wicketkeeper for India in the World Test Championship Final against formidable Australia. Amid injury, Pant was recently seen supporting his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. However, DC are currently struggling in the cash-rich league. They are placed last in the points table with just two victories in the ongoing IPL so far.