Why Rishabh Pant called himself a ‘miracle man’ | Cricket News

Mar13,2024



New Delhi: After surviving a fatal accident, Rishabh Pant Remained steadfast in his belief that he would return to top level cricket. Even if it required a miracle, he believed he could do it.
While his treating doctor, a reputed orthopedic surgeon Dinshaw PardiwalaTaking a less optimistic view, Pant dismissed any concerns by labeling himself a “miracle man”.
“When you get back to competitive cricket, it will be a miracle…after a high-velocity knee dislocation, in a situation like this… But then he said, 'I am a miracle man. I managed two ', I will definitely manage a third'', Pardiwala recalled his conversation with the cricketer on a show documenting Pant's incredible return to action after 14 months.
Part 1 of 'Miracle Man' to release on Thursday bcci.TV.
In a trailer, Pant said he is feeling “very close to normal”.

As the swashbuckling batsman prepares to make a comeback in the upcoming Indian Premier League, National Cricket Academy (NCA) physiotherapist Dhananjay Kaushik talks about the severity of the injuries the player sustained in that accident more than two years ago.
“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.

On Tuesday, BCCI gave approval to Pant to play IPL. His team Delhi Capitals will start their IPL campaign against Punjab Kings on March 23 in Mohali.
In December 2022, he met with a horrific car accident while going to his home in Roorkee. He suffered several injuries and had to undergo ligament reconstruction surgery on his right knee. He was also left nursing a broken wrist and ankle.
The 26-year-old player had to undergo an extensive rehabilitation and recovery process at the National Cricket Academy following the accident.
The big hit player has appeared in 33 Tests, 30 ODIs and 66 T20 Internationals for India.
On Pant's journey, Nishant BordoloiThe NCA strength and conditioning expert said it has made him more flexible and stronger.
“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 inputs from PTI)



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