Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant is “steady and present process scans”, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated on Friday, following a severe automotive crash within the early hours of the morning.
Pant, 25, was returning to New Delhi from his hometown Roorkee, just a few hours north of the capital, earlier than daybreak when his Mercedes SUV crashed right into a highway divider and caught hearth.
Police stated the wicketkeeper-batsman, who was alone within the automotive when it crashed, had misplaced management of the car when he “dozed off”. The automotive flipped over twice, police added.
Pictures of the crash confirmed in depth impression and hearth harm to the automotive.
In a press release launched by the BCCI, Pant suffered “two cuts on his brow, a ligament tear in his proper knee and has additionally damage his proper wrist, ankle, toe and has suffered abrasion accidents on his again.
“Rishabh’s situation stays steady, and he has now been shifted to Max Hospital, Dehradun, the place he’ll endure MRI scans to determine the extent of his accidents and formulate his additional course of remedy.
“The BCCI is in fixed contact with Rishabh’s household whereas the Medical Staff is in shut contact with the docs at present treating Rishabh. The Board will see to it that Rishabh receives the absolute best medical care and will get all of the assist he wants to come back out of this traumatic section.”
Pant’s Indian Premier League group Delhi Capitals stated the crash occurred between Manglaur and Narsan in Haridwar district.
Uttarakhand Director Basic of Police Ashok Kumar stated: “Pant had instructed the native police that he misplaced management on his automotive after he dozed off for a few seconds. The police is investigating the case.”
Nationwide Cricket Academy chairman and former check batsman VVS Laxman wished Pant a speedy restoration.
“Praying for Rishabh Pant. Fortunately he’s out of hazard,” Laxman tweeted. “Get effectively quickly Champ.”
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting additionally expressed his concern. “Hope you are on the mend and again in your ft quickly,” tweeted the previous Australia captain.
Pant was a part of the India Take a look at squad that sealed a 2-0 collection victory over Bangladesh this month. He was not named of their Twenty20 and ODI squads for matches in opposition to Sri Lanka subsequent month.
Pant was on Wednesday neglected of the squads for subsequent week’s T20 and ODI tour by Sri Lanka. His omission got here days after his match-winning innings of 93 within the second Take a look at in opposition to Bangladesh, serving to India safe a 2-0 collection whitewash.
Pant has performed 129 matches for India throughout all three codecs, comprising 33 Exams, 30 ODIs, and 66 T20Is.
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