Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant met with an accident near Uttarakhand’s Roorkee early today morning and suffered injuries after his car rammed into road dividers and later caught fire.
Pant, who is reportedly out of danger, was on his way to his hometown Roorkee from Delhi when the accident occurred.
Talking to the media, Medical Superintendent at Max Hospital, Dehradun, Dr Ashish Yagnik said that prima facie they did not find any serious injuries on the cricketer and he is stable. “He is under evaluation and a team of doctors is attending to him. Only after some tests can we tell more. As of now, he is stable and there is not much to worry about,” Yagnik said.
“A team of doctors is talking to him and based on what he is telling us about the injuries, he is getting evaluated. Prima facie, we did not find any serious injuries. Orthopaedic and plastic surgeons are attending him,” Yagnik further said, adding that the hospital will soon issue a health bulletin.
According to a statement issued by the state government, Pant’s car met with an accident near Mohammadpur Jat under the Mangalore police station area in Haridwar district around 5.30 am. He was soon rushed to Saksham Hospital in Roorkee by the 108 ambulance and local police. From there, he was referred to Dehradun.
“Taking details from the officers on cricketer Rishabh Pant injured in a car accident, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami asked officers to ensure all possible arrangements for the proper treatment of the cricketer. Praying for his speedy recovery, CM announced that the state government will bear all expenses of the treatment. An air ambulance will also be provided if required,” the statement by the state government said.