Cricketer Rishabh Pant injured in a car crash near Roorkee in Uttarakhand


has two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a media statement on Friday. The board said that it would ensure Pant gets the best possible medical treatment.

“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,” Jay Shah, secretary of BCCI said. Pant was admitted to Saksham Hospital Multispecialty and Trauma Centre where he was treated for impact injuries.

“The BCCI 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,” Shah said in the statement. He also separately tweeted an update on Pant’s condition.

Indian cricketer sustained injuries after his car collided with a divider and caught fire while travelling from to Delhi. The occurred on Friday morning. Pant was driving and was alone in the car when he met with the near Roorkee in .

He broke the window to escape the car that caught fire after the collision.

“Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car met with an at around 5:30 am. The incident took place at Mohammedpur Jat near Roorkee. According to what Pant said, he dozed off while driving and as a result the car collided with the divider and caught fire. He was moved to the Roorkee hospital from where he has now been shifted to Dehradun,” said DGP Ashok Kumar.

Recently, Pant celebrated Christmas in Dubai with former India captain MS Dhoni and his family. The pictures were shared on social media by Dhoni’s wife, Sakshi.

In 2022, Pant scored 364 runs in 25 T20Is, averaging 21.41 at a strike rate of 132.84. In 12 ODIs this year, he made 336 runs, averaging 37.33 and a strike rate of 96.55. But in Tests, Pant has been at his best, making 680 runs in 12 innings at an average of 61.81 and strike rate of 90.90.

Earlier this week, the BCCI had asked Pant to report to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for a strength and conditioning programme.

His place in India’s white-ball cricket teams has been uncertain. On December 27, Pant was dropped from India’s T20 squad ahead of the series against Sri Lanka. He was a part of the Indian team that won the Test series against Bangladesh 2-0 recently.


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