Rishabh Pant Reveals How His Car Collided With The Divider
By CricShots - Dec 30, 2022 11:16 am
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India’s dependable wicket-keeper batter, Rishabh Pant met with an accident on the Delhi-Roorkee highway as his car caught fire minutes after colliding with the divider. Pant, despite his injuries, had to break the glass window to come out of the vehicle to avoid what could have been a fatal accident. Pant was on his way to Roorkee and was driving alone at the time of the accident.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant’s car caught fire after the accident

As per the reports on India Today, the Director General of Uttarakhand Police, Ashok Kumar, told India Today that Rishabh Pant’s car met with an accident at around 5:30 am. He also confirmed that the incident took place in Mohammedpur Jat, near Roorkee. Pant claimed that he dozed off while driving, and it resulted in his car colliding with the divider and catching fire. He was taken to the Roorkee hospital and is now being transferred to Dehradun.

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Following the collision, Rishabh Pant’s Mercedes caught fire. Notably, Pant was alone in the car at the time of the accident and managed to break the windscreen of the car to get out. Pant’s main injuries, which led to emergency treatment, are on his forehead and knee. Despite the fact that Pant’s car caught fire, the initial X-rays showed no fractures and no burns on his body.

The CCTV footage of the accident is going viral on social media and in the hazy video, it can be seen that Pant driving the car crashed into the divider before it caught fire.

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.

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VVS Laxman, the chief of India’s National Cricket Academy (where Pant was due to travel in early January) said on Twitter that the left-hander is “out of danger,” though the extent of his injuries is not yet fully known.