Olympic Gold medalist, Abhinav Bindra offers 'significant' advice for Indian Cricket Board on Rishabh Pant's accident

Rishabh Pant met with an accident in the wee hours of December 30. He has been severely injured and recently has been shifted out of ICU.

Rohit Kumar
Jan 05, 2023 06:02 IST
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Abhinav Bindra, Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Twitter)

On December 30, 2022, Rishabh Pant met with a severe accident in the wee hours of the day. He was rescued by a truck driver who had no idea about the cricketer. Meanwhile, the left-hander was rushed to a hospital and was placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). A few hours after this, the Indian Cricket Board issued a statement on the details of the injury.

Also, they promised to take care of the Delhi player. Currently, after being in the ICU, he has been shifted to a private ward as he has recovered a bit. The wicketkeeper batter has been shifted to a hospital in Mumbai from Dehradun. Meanwhile, the board took to Twitter and posted another update on Pant's recovery. Abhinav Bindra, who won the Gold Medal in shooting for India in the 2008 Olympics replied on the post.

He urged the board to take care of the mental well-being of the former India U19 player.

"Wonderful that the board is looking after Rishabh’s recovery. Must also provide psychological support as part of the healing and recovery process," Bindra tweeted.

Rishabh Pant is set to miss out on the Australia Test series and the Indian T20 League 2023

Meanwhile, the 25-year-old is set to miss the Border-Gavaskar Trophy consisting of four Tests against Australia. The series will start on February 9 this year and will go on for more than a month. This series is important for India as they are looking to qualify for the final of the World Test Championship 2023.
Currently, they are placed second with Australia ruling the charts. The 2021 finalists needed to either win their series or draw to qualify for the final. Apart from this, Pant, the Delhi skipper in the Indian T20 League is set to miss out on the 16th season, to be played in April-May this year. It is recently reported that the team might think about appointing a new captain for the 2023 season.
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