Indian team’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been injured in a road accident near Roorkee, Uttarakhand, as his car hit the divider. After the accident, the car caught fire and the car was completely burnt. Pant suffered serious injuries in this accident. According to the report, Pant has a head injury and a fracture in his leg.
The bus driver, Sushil Mann, was the first person to reach the accident and he also pulled out the cricketer from the car. Sushil rushed to the vehicle and broke the windshield to rescue the star cricketer. He said the cricketer was badly injured and was walking with a limp after the near-fatal accident.
“I put my bus on the side and quickly ran towards the divider, I thought the car would flip under the bus as it was turning over and over before it stopped. The driver (Mr. Pant) was half out of the window. He told me he’s a cricketer,” Mann was quoted as saying.
“I don’t watch cricket and I didn’t know this is Rishabh Pant is. But others in my bus recognised him, After removing Rishabh, I quickly searched the car to check if anyone else was there. I took out his blue bag and ₹ 7,000-Rs 8,000 rupees from the car and gave it to him in the ambulance,” added Mann.
The Indian Cricket Board is in constant touch with Rishabh’s family
Indian Cricket Board said that Pant has received two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee, and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, and toe, and suffered abrasion injuries on his back. The cricket board added that Pant will undergo MRI scans at Max Hospital Dehradun to ascertain the extent of his injuries and decide on the further course of treatment.
The world’s richest cricketing body furthermore noted, “The Indian Cricket Board is in constant touch with Rishabh’s family while the Medical Team is in close contact with the doctors currently treating Rishabh. The board will see to it that Rishabh receives the best possible medical care and gets all the support he needs to come out of this traumatic phase.”