Arnav Chopra ∙ Jan 16 2023, 1:35 PM

Rishabh Pant tweets for the first time after getting injured

image-lcyu4119Rishabh Pant (Source: Twitter)

Indian team's wicket-keeping superstar Rishabh Pant was badly injured in a car crash last month while driving towards his hometown, Roorkee in the early hours of the day. The left-hander was dealt with a major blow as he had to undergo surgery and is expected to be out of action for almost the next one and a half-year.

With the entire of India standing with him during this tough time, the prayers reached the right destination as the 25-year-old successfully underwent major surgery. He himself confirmed the news on Twitter as this was his first interaction on a social media platform after that horrific accident.

The southpaw tweeted,

"I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the BCCI, Jay Shah & government authorities for their incredible support." 

"From the bottom of my heart, I also would like to thank all my fans, teammates, doctors and the physios for your kind words and encouragement. Looking forward to see you all on the field."

"I may not have been able to thank everyone individually, but I must acknowledge these two heroes who helped me during my accident and ensured I got to the hospital safely. Rajat Kumar & Nishu Kumar, Thank you. I'll be forever grateful and indebted."

Pant has been a significant member of the Indian setup in all formats, and his absence will affect the team in the long run as the World Cup is scheduled for October-November this year.

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