Friend Warned Rishabh Pant Not to Go Alone, He Gives Assurance: Report
By SMCS - Dec 31, 2022 8:16 pm
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Talented India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant is expected to be flown into Mumbai or Delhi so that BCCI can take a call on the future course of action. However, he was travelling to his hometown Roorkee when he dozed off and his car hit a divider. The car which was overspeeding overturned and soon caught fire and Pant had to break out of the window to save himself as well.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant was treated well at the hospital

He was first taken to Saksham Superspeciality hospital in Roorkee and he was referred to Max Dehradun as well where he is reportedly stable. However, reports have now come that he may be shifted to Delhi or Mumbai so that a call can be taken as well. Devendra Sharma, Pant’s coach, told Cricbuzz that the family was briefed on Pant’s condition, which is stable but he needs long-term treatment.

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“The ligament injury on his knee needs treatment and the BCCI has advised the Max Hospital in Dehradun not to undertake it immediately. He will soon be flown to Delhi or Mumbai where the next course of treatment will be decided. Meanwhile, the scans of the brain and spine are said to be normal,” the report further shared.

Meanwhile, one of the Doctors had confirmed that it will take at least three to six months for him to get back in form from a ligament tear. He was already undergoing knee rehab and he was even asked to report to NCA Bengaluru for the injury as well. However, he wanted to celebrate the new year with his mother and that’s why he chose to drive alone to Roorkee when the accident happened. The Cricbuzz also reported that one of his close friends even asked him not to drive alone as well.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

“It is learnt that before he left for Dehradun, a friend of Pant advised him not to drive alone but Pant insisted that he would be able to manage. The crash happened in the early hours of Friday (December 30) between Manglaur and Narsan in the Haridwar district.”

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Rishabh Pant plays his domestic cricket for Delhi and the cricket board has also said that if needed that they may airlift the cricketer to Delhi as well. DDCA director said, “if required we’ll shift Rishabh Pant to Delhi and chances are high that we’ll airlift him to Delhi for plastic surgery”.

Meanwhile, Bollywood actors Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor met Rishabh Pant and inquired about his health as well, after the horrifying accident on early Friday morning. As per doctors, Pant has a fractured leg and has undergone plastic surgery for the burn injuries on his face. Earlier, BCCI Secretary Jai Shah spoke to Pant’s family and offered help as well. However, DDCA Director Shyam Sharma has said that Rishabh Pant would be airlifted if needed. However, he is said to be out of danger as well. The reports of Pant’s head and spine scans are normal, and his knee and ankle scan are scheduled to be done later on Saturday as well.