Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed for the good health and speedy recovery of India batter Rishabh Pant, who was injured in a horrific road accident on Friday. Pant met with the accident while returning from Delhi to Roorkee as his car collided with the divider on the Narsan border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal. “Distressed by the accident of noted cricketer Rishabh Pant. I pray for his good health and well-being. @RishabhPant17,” tweeted PM Modi.
Distressed by the accident of noted cricketer Rishabh Pant. I pray for his good health and well-being. @RishabhPant17Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2022
Pant, who was alone in the car, suffered injuries on his back, forehead and leg. Pant was driving his car when he met with the accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. Images from the accident showed the car in a gutted state.
According to a statement by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Pant has two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, and toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back. Rishabh’s condition remains stable, and he has now been shifted to Max Hospital, Dehradun, where he will undergo MRI scans to ascertain the extent of his injuries and formulate his further course of treatment, as per the BCCI statement shared with the media. According to the statement, the BCCI is in constant touch with Pant’s family while the medical team is in close contact with the doctors currently treating the southpaw.
The Board said it will see to it that Pant receives the best possible medical care and gets all the support he needs to come out of this traumatic phase. The wicket-keeper batsman has represented India in 33 Test matches, scoring 2271 runs at an average of 43.67. He has five Test tons against his name, with his highest being 159 not out. Pant also has 119 catches and 14 stumpings against his name.
In ODIs, he has aggregated 865 runs to his name in 30 matches at an average of 34.60, with five half-centuries and a ton at a strike rate of 106.65. Behind the wickets, Pant has 26 catches and one stumping to his name in ODIs. In 66 T20Is, the wicket-keeper batsman has scored 987 runs, with three half-centuries against his name at an average of 22.43 and a strike rate of 126.37.