Watch: How ‘Miracle Man’ Rishabh Pant pulled off a remarkable recovery | Cricket News

Mar14,2024



After suffering a fatal accident, Rishabh Pant He had unwavering confidence in his return to top-level cricket. Even if it required a miracle, he remained firm in his belief that he would achieve it.
While his treating doctor, the eminent orthopedic surgeon Dinshaw Pardiwala, took a less optimistic view, Pant dismissed any doubts by labeling himself as “”miracle Man,

“When you come back to competitive cricket, it will be a miracle..

After a knee dislocation at high speed, in a situation like this… But then he said, 'I'm a miracle man. I have managed two, I will definitely manage the third'', Pardiwala recalled his discussion with the cricketer during a television program about Pant's remarkable return to the field after a gap of 14 months.

The first part of the 'Miracle Man' series will premiere on Thursday bcci.TV.
Pant expressed that he is feeling “very close to normal”.
With the dynamic batsman preparing for his comeback in the upcoming Indian Premier League, National Cricket Academy (NCA) physiotherapist Dhananjay Kaushik discussed the injuries Pant suffered in the 2022 accident.
Watch Part 1 of 'Miracle Man'

“If you're talking about the right knee, there were no ligaments left during that accident. If you're talking about the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), PCL (posterior cruciate ligament), lateral collateral ligament ligament, medial collateral ligament, Talking about…
“It's also a part of the quadriceps, you name it and he didn't have it. I think if there's anyone who can make a comeback, it's only Rishabh, with the kind of effort and attitude he's got The way he takes things in his own way…,” Kaushik said.
Earlier this week, the BCCI had cleared Pant to participate in the IPL. His team, Delhi Capitals, is set to begin its IPL campaign against Punjab Kings on March 23.

Pant was involved in a tragic car accident in December 2022 while on his way to his home in Roorkee. He suffered multiple injuries, requiring ligament reconstruction surgery on his right knee, as well as a broken wrist and ankle.
Following the accident, the 26-year-old player had to undergo an extensive rehabilitation and recovery program at the National Cricket Academy.
After representing India in 33 Tests, 30 ODIs and 66 T20 Internationals, Pant's return to the field is an important milestone.

Reflecting on Pant's journey, Nishant Bordoloi, strength and conditioning specialist at NCA, said that it has filled him with more flexibility and strength.
“Every event in our lives has a certain kind of consequence and I think, if nothing else, it has made him a better person, with a better understanding of life, respecting life as a whole, the surroundings. Respecting things has made him more resilient, more strong,'' Bordoloi said.
(With PTI inputs)



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