India's star wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been severely injured after his car met with an accident while he was returning home from Delhi. Pant was driving his Mercedes when the accident took place near Roorkee in Uttarakhand. Currently, his condition is stable.
"Cricketer Rishabh Pant's car met with an accident between Manglaur and Narsan in Haridwar district. He has been shifted to Max Hospital Dehradun after giving primary treatment at Roorkee Civil Hospital. Accident took place on NH-58 of Manglaur PS area," SP Dehat Roorkee Swapan Kishore told ANI.
Cricketer Rishabh Pant met with an accident on Delhi-Dehradun highway near Roorkee border, car catches fire. Further details awaited. pic.twitter.com/qXWg2zK5oC— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2022
What happened? Director General of Uttarakhand Police, Ashok Kumar, has confirmed that the cricketer was alone in the car at the time of the accident. The car was a Mercede-AMG GLE43.
Latest update: "Cricketer Rishabh Pant is under the observation of Orthopedics & plastic surgeons. His condition is stable. His detailed medical bulletin will be released once he's examined. Thereafter, we'll take the next steps," Dr. Ashish Yagnik, Max Hospital, Dehradun, said, addressing the media.
Injuries:Pant has suffered fractures on his leg and injuries to his forehead. He is undergoing MRI for further examination of injuries on ankle and knee. There is a possibility that the cricketer may need plastic surgery for the burn injuries on his body.
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami instructed officials to ensure all possible arrangements for the treatment of Rishabh Pant and to provide an air ambulance if required, the CMO office said.
भारतीय क्रिकेट खिलाड़ी @RishabhPant17 जी के दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण सड़क दुर्घटना में घायल होने का समाचार प्राप्त हुआ। राज्य सरकार द्वारा उनके उपचार की सम्पूर्ण व्यवस्था सुनिश्चित करने के निर्देश दिए हैं।— Pushkar Singh Dhami (@pushkardhami) December 30, 2022
ईश्वर से उनके शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ की कामना करता हूं।
Pant was part of the Indian team that had won the Test series against Bangladesh earlier this month. He had scored some good knocks of 46 and 93. However, he was left out of India's squads for both the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka. The BCCI press release did not specify whether Pant was injured, rested, or dropped.
Current and former players wish speedy recovery: "Wishing dear Rishabh Pant a super speedy recovery. Bahut hi Jald swasth ho jaao," wrote former Indian cricket star Virender Sehwag.
Wishing dear @RishabhPant17 a super speedy recovery. Bahut hi Jald swasth ho jaao.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 30, 2022
"Wishing a very speedy and full recovery to Rishabh! Take care," wrote cricketer-turned politician Gautam Gambhir.
Wishing a very speedy & full recovery to Rishabh! Take care @RishabhPant17— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 30, 2022
"Wish you a speedy recovery brother. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless," wrote former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina.
Wish you a speedy recovery brother @RishabhPant17 .. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless 🙏— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) December 30, 2022
"Thinking of Rishabh Pant. Hope you're on the mend and back on your feet soon," wrote former Australia captain Ricky Ponting.
Thinking of @RishabhPant17. Hope you're on the mend and back on your feet soon 🙏— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) December 30, 2022