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Rishabh Pant Injure in Car Accident Latest Updates: India cricketer Rishabh Pant has been hospitalised after the car he was travelling in collided with a divider and caught fire in Roorkee in the early hours of Friday. He was quickly rushed to a local hospital before being shifted to Dehradun. “Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car met with an accident at around 5:30 am,” Director General of Uttarakhand Police, Ashok Kumar told media.
“The incident took place at Mohammedpur Jat near Roorkee. According to what Pant said, he dozed off while driving and the car collided with the divider and caught fire. He was Read More
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DDCA president Sharma said the future plan for Pant’s treatment will be decided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
“The future plan of the treatment will be decided by the BCCI. BCCI are the one authorised to decide this. I went out of courtesy as a family as Rohan Jaitley said me to go and meet him. Rishabh Pant is just like our kid and boosts his morale of him and see what the situation is,” he said.
Rohit Sharma and several India players in constant touch with the doctors in hospital who are treating Rishabh Pant. (According to Indian Express)
Rohit Sharma from Maldives spoke to the doctors who are treating Rishabh Pant. (Reported by Indian Express).
Prayers for speedy recovery of @RishabhPant17. Get well soon, in sha Allah.
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A report in Cricbuzz claims “It is learnt that before he left for Derhadun, 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.”
Bus conductor Paramjit Singh said – “The question never arises why we did (Help Rishabh Pant). It could happen to us someday. My parents have given me that culture that we should help the needy. If a passenger says he has no money, I let him travel. Who knows this happens to me”.
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”
Dr Qamar Azam, who looks after sports injury department at AIIMS-Rishikesh, said, “Pant will take at least three to six months to recover from the ligament injury. And if it’s severe, he may take more time. Further evaluation can be based on his detailed injury report.” (To TOI)
“Shame on you for posting images and videos of someone who is hurt and unable to decide whether they want that out there. They have family and friends who were terribly affected by those images,” she wrote on her Instagram story on Friday evening.
With some of the experts ruling him out for at least 3 months, there are question marks over his prospects for the upcoming IPL 2023 and the Border Gavaskar Trophy set to take place in February.
“When he was brought to our hospital, he was fully conscious and I spoke to him. He wanted to surprise his mother and was going back home,” Dr Nagar told PTI.
An AIIMS Rishikesh expert in Times of India said, “Rishabh Pant will at least take 3-6 months to recover from ligament injury. It can be even more if it’s severe”.
Cricbuzz also reports that “before he left for Derhadun, 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.
Devendra Sharma, Pant’s coach, told Cricbuzz that the family was briefed of Pant’s condition, which is stable but requires long-term treatment. The ligament injury on his knee needs treatment and the BCCI has advised the Max Hospital in Dehradun not to undertake it immediately.
Rishabh Pant will be flown to Delhi or Mumbai in the next 24 hours where the next course of treatment will be decided, says report.
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A Network 18 reporter has confirmed that Pant was visiting Roorkee to surprise his mother. Pant usually stays at his Gurugram residence, but since his mother was in Roorkee, he wanted to surprise her for the New Year.
Uttrakhand DGP said – “People who helped Rishabh Pant, Haryana roadways bus driver Sushil Kumar and local peoples will be rewarded and honoured under the ‘Good Samaritan’ scheme of GOI”
As per reports, Pant has lacerative wounds on his forehead and left eye, a ligament tear in his knee, and abrasions on his back. There are no burns on his body and an X-ray has shown there’s no fracture either.
The extent of his injury is not yet known and it will be determined after further scans have been conducted. He was reportedly driving home from Delhi to give his family a surprise visit with plans to spend the New Year with them.
The 25-year-old was recently involved in India’s Bangladesh tour where they won a two-match Test series 2-0.
As per police, Pant saved his life by breaking the window of his Mercedes and jumping out of it.
Following the Bangladesh tour, he wasn’t included in India’s T20I squad for the Sri Lanka series at home. Instead, he was asked to report at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for strength and conditioning in preparation for a four-Test series against Australia slated to be held in February next year.
The 25-year-old has represented India in 33 Tests, 30 ODIs and 66 T20Is so far.
In Tests, he has scored 2271 runs including five centuries while in ODIs he has 865 runs alongside a century and five half-centuries. In the shortest format, he has scored 987 runs at a strike rate of 126.37.
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