India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has been cleared of serious injury after a car accident on early Friday morning.
Rishabh Pant : Car accident | Condition | Car video
Rishabh Pant was born in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India to Rajendra Pant and Saroj Pant.
At the age of 12, Pant would travel with his mother to Delhi during the weekends to train with Tarak Sinha at the Sonnet Cricket Academy.
He and his mother stayed at a Gurdwara in Moti Bagh as they did not have suitable accommodation in the city.
Sinha suggested Pant switch to Rajasthan to play U-13 and U-15 cricket but to no avail. Pant was instructed by his mentor to overhaul his entire batting technique in the hopes of becoming a better batsman.
Rishabh Pant car accident
Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant has been injured in a car accident while travelling to his home from Delhi.
The accident took place on Friday (December 30) morning when his car collided with the divider, as per reports. The accident took place around the Narsan border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal.
After the crash, the car was completely gutted and it is being reported that Pant has been moved to Dehradun.
According to the Director General of Uttarakhand Police, Ashok Kumar, the cricketer was alone in his car – Mercedes Benz GL at the time of the accident and had broken the windscreen to escape from the vehicle after it caught fire.
“Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car met with an accident at around 5:30 am. The incident took place at Mohammedpur Jat near Roorkee. According to what Pant said, he dozed off while driving and as a result the car collided with the divider and caught fire. He was moved to the Roorkee hospital from where he has now been shifted to Dehradun,” said DGP Ashok Kumar while addressing the media.
Rishabh Pant Condition
“Rishabh has two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back,” the BCCI said in a statement.
“Rishabh’s condition remains stable, and he has now been shifted to Max Hospital, Dehradun, where he will undergo MRI scans to ascertain the extent of his injuries and formulate his further course of treatment.”
The accident took place in the early hours on Friday, when Pant was driving to Roorkee. His car, which was severely damaged in the accident, is reported to have hit the divider on the road and subsequently caught fire.
Pant was initially taken to a local hospital – Saksham Hospital Multispecialty and Trauma Centre – where he was treated for impact injuries before being moved to Dehradun*.
“Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car met with an accident at around 5:30 am,” Director General of Uttarakhand Police, Ashok Kumar, was quoted as saying by NDTV.
“The incident took place at Mohammedpur Jat near Roorkee … the car collided with the divider and caught fire. He was moved to the Roorkee hospital from where he has now been shifted to Dehradun.”
According to Dr Sushil Nagar who led the emergency treatment, Pant had laceration wounds on his forehead, one right above the left eye; there is a ligament tear in his knee; and abrasions on his back.
He also injured his right ankle. However, the first X-rays suggested there is no fracture and there are no burns on Pant’s body.
He has been sent to the Max Hospital in Dehradun where further scans, including an MRI, will determine the extent of injuries and further course of treatment. Pant reached the hospital at 6am.