2008 Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra has suggested that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should consider providing psychological support to the Indian wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant. Pant was involved in a horrific car accident near Roorkee last week. The veteran Indian shooter took to social media to laud BCCI for their efforts to help Pant but added that they should also provide him with psychological support.
Replying to the tweet from BCCI, Abhinav Bindra said, “Wonderful that the board is looking after Rishabh’s recovery. Must also provide psychological support as part of the healing and recovery process!”
Wonderful that the board is looking after Rishabh’s recovery. Must also provide psychological support as part of the healing and recovery process !
— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) January 4, 2023
Rishabh Pant was airlifted from a Dehradun hospital to Mumbai where he will be undergoing extensive treatment for ligament injuries in the knee and ankle which he had sustained during a car crash on December 30. Pant is set to be treated by noted sports orthopedic surgeon Dinshaw Pardiwala, as confirmed by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
In a statement from BCCI, Jay Shah said, “He will be admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute and will be under the direct supervision of Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head – the Centre for Sports Medicine, and Director – Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at the hospital.”
Shah added that Pant will be undergoing surgery and will be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team throughout his recovery period.
Explaining the same, the BCCI secretary aid, “Rishabh will undergo surgery and subsequent procedures for ligament tears and will continue to be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team throughout his recovery and rehabilitation. The Board will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh and will provide him with all the support he needs during this period.”
Rishabh Pant survived a horrific car crash when he was driving from Delhi to his hometown Rourkee but lost control of the vehicle before hitting the divider. The player sustained cuts on his forehead, and have a severely bruised back along with injuries on his knee and ankle.