Rishabh Pant Accident News: India Wicket Keeper's Car Accident In Uttarakhand
India's wicket keeper Rishabh Pant is taken to the hospital, where he is recovering from the setback. The incident happened early on Friday when Pant was returning to New Delhi. He was eventually taken to a local hospital before being moved to Dehradun.
Rishabh Pant has two gruesome wounds on his forehead. One of them is on the top of his left eye. There is a ligament tear in his knee and abrasions on his back.
"Indian wicket keeper Rishabh Pant's car met with an accident at around 5:30 am," Uttarakhand Police Director General Ashok Kumar told an India-based news channel.
"The incident took place at Mohammadpur Jat near Roorkee. According to what Rishabh 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."
According to Dr Sushil Nagar, the man leading Rishabh Pant's treatment says that the left hander's primary injuries have come on his forehead and knee. There are no reports of burns on Rishabh Pant's skin despite the car catching fire.
He is currently at the Max Hospital in Dehradun, where there will be further scans, including an MRI. These scans will determine the extent of these injuries and the additional course of treatment.
This incident has Rishabh Pant's inclusion in the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand in doubt. There will be further developments about this story and an update about the left-hander's condition soon.
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"As Per Preliminary Reports Rishabh Pant Condition Is Out Of Danger, Hospital Will Issue Medical Bulletin Shortly. Rishab Pant Is Family And DDCA Will Provide All The Help Required" - Rohan Jaitley, DDCA President.
Cricket fraternity has begun voicing their support for the Indian keeper. Pakistan left-arm quick Shaheen Shah Afridi and India coach VVS Laxman have sent out a message as well.
Rishabh Pant's Memorable 2022
Although his 2022 hasn't ended on the best of note, Rishabh Pant can be incredibly proud of what he has achieved for India in 2022.
There are questions about his form in limited-overs cricket, which is why Dinesh Karthik and Sanju Samson were sometimes ahead of him in the pecking order. However, there is only one Indian wicketkeeper who has dominated the red ball format.
The 25-year-old has been one of the most consistent players for India in Tests in the last five years. He has scored centuries away at South Africa, Australia, and England, respectively.
In the recently concluded Test series against Bangladesh, the left-handed batsman was prolific in low-scoring matches.
He had a massive influence in the second Test against the Tigers. In the Indian first innings, he scored a crucial 93 to ensure the Blues got a decent lead. He was heavily supported by Shreyas Iyer, who scored 87. This partnership was fundamental for India as they swept the series 2-0 away at Bangladesh.
As a result of his batting consistency, he found himself in the ESPN Cricinfo Test Team of the Year. In 2022, Rishabh Pant scored 680 runs at an average of 61.8, with two centuries and four half-centuries to his name. Moreover, he has taken 15 catches and completed five stumps this year.
The wicket keeper batsman would be in contention for the Test series against Australia in February. He wasn't part of India's squad in the T20 and ODI series against Sri Lanka taking place in January.
If he can bring a similar form in white ball cricket, who knows, he can play a part in the 2023 World Cup. However, it is all about recovering from the wounds he sustained from this accident.
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