BCCI has been keeping billions of cricket fans updated on the unfortunate car accident of Rishabh Pant when he was driving from Delhi to meet his family in Roorkee. It has now been officially confirmed that Pant had broken all three key ligaments in his knee while two of them have been reconstructed by India’s finest medical panel and the last one will be reconstructed after a gap of six weeks as told by the doctors.
The broken ligaments include the anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, and medial collateral ligament and all of them are necessary for movement and stability in helping a person walk or run hence why BCCI made sure to call up India’s leading and finest medical panel who are looking after the whole treatment process. Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, one of the specialist surgeons contracted by the board is looking after the entire process of recovery and medical treatment of Rishabh Pant. The surgery for the anterior cruciate ligament will be done after a gap of six weeks now as doctors have already performed successful surgeries for the other two ligaments.
🚨 Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala and his team successfully conducted ligament tear surgery on #RishabhPant's right knee at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai on Friday morning. pic.twitter.com/eOrLHNUGwx— RevSportz (@RevSportz) January 7, 2023
Selectors of the Indian Men’s team now expect Pant to take a minimum of 6 to 9 months to completely recover from these extensive injuries and surgical procedures so which makes Rishabh completely unavailable for IPL 2023, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup & ICC World Test Championship Final which is to be played in June.
Even though Pant will be out from cricket for all the major cricket events this year he will still get all of the financial settlements he was supposed to get as a Grade A centrally contracted player as well as the big IPL 2023 money he was supposed to get from Delhi Capitals as part of the contract and being the most valuable player for the franchise. All centrally contracted Indian players have a clause in which BCCI reimburse all the money as part of the insurance coverage each player gets if they miss out on the IPL due to injury. Pant will be paid 5 Crore rupees as central contract fees as well as will get 16 Crore INR for IPL insurance coverage. This clause came into effect in IPL 2011.
This unfortunate accident has forced BCCI to look for wicket-keeper replacement options and so far they have put their faith in young keepers like KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan. KL Rahul is another keeping option who can do the job if required on mega events like ICC Cricket World Cup as well as the World Test Championship Final.