Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant has met with an accident and is currently hospitalised.
Apparently, Pant’s car collided with a road divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway.
SP Dehat Swapan Kishore confirmed this, saying, “Cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car met with an accident between Manglaur and Narsan in Haridwar district.”
Pant claimed he lost control of the car after falling asleep while driving, according to the Director General of Police in Uttarakhand.
Rishabh Pant was alone in the car at the time of the accident and broke a window to escape.
The cricketer has been shifted to Max Hospital Dehradun after getting primary treatment at Roorkee Civil Hospital.
According to eyewitnesses, Rishabh’s car collided with the railing and caught fire.
With great difficulty, the fire was brought under control.
Pant suffered injuries on his head, back and feet but thankfully, is in a stable condition.
In the pictures shared from the accident site, the car in which Pant was travelling is completely burnt.
Praying for his speedy recovery, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said, “Cricketer Rishabh Pant met with an accident near Roorkee today. He is being taken to Dehradun for further treatment. All the healthcare facilities will be taken care of. We pray for his speedy recovery.”
Meanwhile, Pant was left out of the upcoming white-ball series against Sri Lanka as he was supposed to join NCA for strength and conditioning programme ahead of February’s Border Gavaskar Trophy.
He played a key role in India’s two-Test series win against Bangladesh.
We wish Rishabh Pant all the best for an early recovery.