- Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was involved in a horror car accident this morning when travelling from Delhi to Roorkee.
- A statement from Indian police says that Rishabh Pant lost control of his Mercedes SUV after he dozed off. The car flipped multiple times before catching fire.
Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was involved in a horror car accident on Friday morning. He was driving his car alone when it flipped multiple times before catching fire.
According to reports, the 25-year-old has suffered injuries on his leg, back and head. The accident took place between Nursan and Mangalaur, which is close to his hometown of Rookie in the northern state of Uttarakhand.
Rishabh Pant was travelling from Delhi to Roorkee when his car collided with a divider on the Narsan border.
A statement from Indian police says that Rishabh Pant lost control of his Mercedes SUV after he dozed off. The car hit the median strip and flipped over twice before bursting into flames.
“He was going to Roorkee to meet his relatives. The car accident happened because he fell asleep at the wheel a kilometre ahead of Narsan towards Roorkee.” The Superintendent of Police, Haridwar (Rural) SK Sing, told reporters.
Rishabh Pant was alone in the car when the accident occurred this morning on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. He was helped by the locals and rushed to Roorkee for treatment. As of now, he is receiving treatment at MAX hospital in Dehradun.
Video footage from the scene showed the wicketkeeper covered in blood as he is being helped by people at the scene. The car was on fire in the middle of the road.
Rishabh suffered several burns and lacerations in the horrific accident. Nevertheless, he managed to cheat death and is not in a stable condition.
Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said Rishabh is currently undergoing scans at hospital.
The BCCI is monitoring Rishabh Pant and are ready to offer any support he will need.
“Rishabh is stable and undergoing scans. I have spoken to his family and the doctors treating him. We are closely monitoring his progress and will provide him with all the necessary support.” Jay Shah said, as per BBC.
Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting is one of the cricketers who have already wished Rishabh a quick recovery.
“Hope you’re on the mend and back on your feet soon.” Ponting tweeted after the reports of Rishabh Pant car accident went viral.
Rishabh Pant has represented India at 66 Twenty20s, 33 Tests and 30 one-day internationals. The talented wicketkeeper was one of the Indian players who helped India defeat Bangladesh 2-0 in their Test series on December 25.
However, he was not included in the squad that will play for India in the three one-day internationals and three Twenty20s against Sri Lanka that starts on January 3.
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