The Indian wicket-keeper batter, Rishabh Pant met with a severe road accident while driving home from Delhi to Roorkee. Pant has suffered quite a few injuries however he is conscious and out of danger. Pant’s Mercedes collided with a divider near Manglaur in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district early on Friday morning. As per the local police, Pant was alone in the car when his Mercedes GLE car hit the divider railings.
Informing the same, superintendent of police, Haridwar, Swapn Kishor Singh said, “Hearing a loud sound of the accident, nearby villagers along with the local cops, rushed to the spot and pulled him out of the car. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to a major hospital in Dehradun.”
He further added, “Pant sustained injuries on his forehead, a hand and right knee. However, he is conscious and able to talk. The car he was driving was completely burnt. He is lucky to survive the severe accident.”
As per the reports in the Times of India, another police officer informed about the possible reason behind the accident, “It is likely that Pant fell asleep while driving because there was no fog on the road which could have affected the visibility. He has a cut on his left eyebrow and a ligament injury on his right knee apart from having bruises on his back.”
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Rishabh Pant’s car images have also emerged on social media platforms and the terrible news has drawn reactions from several former cricketers including VVS Laxman who has prayed for Pant’s recovery. A team of doctors is currently keeping the southpaw under observation for any possible internal injury to Pant after he survived the deadly accident.
One of the integral members of the Indian team, Rishabh Pant recently played a few dependable knocks during the Test series in Bangladesh. His knock of 93 runs in the second Test helped Team India to revive their innings in the match. The wicketkeeper-batter had been rested for the ODIs and T20Is against Sri Lanka and it was later reported that he will undergo recovery at the NCA.