IND vs PAK: See: "It’s too strong" – Rishabh Pant suffers brutal hit in nets in major injury scare for India

Rishabh Pant

India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has made a sensational return to the Indian team after the horrific accident he faced in December 2022. The left-hander returned to the team in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Rishabh Pant returned to competitive cricket in IPL 2024. The wicketkeeper-batsman displayed tremendous touch with the bat for the Delhi Capitals and forced the selectors to pick him in the squad for the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, which takes place carried out in the Caribbean and the USA.

Rishabh Pant was the top scorer for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024. The franchise captain amassed 446 runs at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 155 in the games he played. However, even after that, there were doubts whether he was fit for international cricket.

But the wicketkeeper-batsman answered all the questions in style. The team management gave him a chance to bat at the top when he came in to bat at number 3 in the warm-up game against Bangladesh at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Rishabh Pant made an immediate impact by hitting a blistering half-century. The keeper-batsman looked in tremendous touch and made no mistake, delivering fast bowlers as well as spinners equally well and walking back after playing a 53-run innings.

In India’s first match against Ireland in the T20 World Cup 2024, the team management trusted Rishabh Pant at number 3 and made sure to repay the team’s faith. On a difficult field, where batting seemed difficult, he defended his team and took them home.

Rishabh Pant played an unbeaten innings of 36 runs off 26 balls. He batted at a strike rate of around 140 and also hit 3 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. His brave knock helped India chase the target of 97 runs in 13 overs at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Rishabh Pant takes a hit in the nets before India-Pakistan clash

Rishabh Pant will now be seen in action when India takes on Pakistan in their second game of the T20 World Cup 2024. The match between the two arch-rivals will be played on Sunday (June 9) at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in NY.

Before the match, Rishabh Pant was seen making hard yards for the team in the nets. The batsman looked in good touch and timed the ball perfectly. But he was also beaten in the nets and he seemed in pain when he was heard saying “It’s very heavy.”

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The injury did not seem serious as Rishabh Pant continued batting even after that. The wicketkeeper-batsman will be extremely important for his team in the match against Pakistan. With him getting the new position at number 3, his role becomes even more important, since if the first place falls, everything would depend on him.