Before the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, India captain Hardik Pandya has at long last responded to teammate Rishabh Pant’s horrible accident. Hardik lamented Pant’s mishap on Monday (January 2), the eve of the first T20I match against the Island Nation, and he described it as sad.
On Friday, Pant was involved in an automobile accident (December 30). Pant was reportedly on his way to surprise his mother for the New Year when his automobile slammed into a roadside divider close to Roorkee. Around 5.30 in the morning, Pant’s vehicle crashed into the road divider, overturned, and caught fire. He was traveling from Delhi to his birthplace of Roorkee in the state of Uttarakhand.
During a press conference ahead of the India- Sri Lanka series. Hardik said, “What happened is very unfortunate. No one had any control. We wish him all the best. Love and prayers are with him. We wish him a speedy recovery. He was very important but we know where the situation stands. I am seeing that if Rishabh would have been there, it could have made a big difference.”
In the meantime, Shyam Sharma, director of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), disclosed that Pant had been moved from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a private room due to “fear of infection.” The prominent Indian batsman and wicketkeeper are currently being treated in a private hospital in Dehradun after being injured in a terrible vehicle accident.
According to a public statement, Pant sustained cuts to his forehead, a torn ligament in his knee, and numerous more wounds to his wrist, legs, and back.
DDCA director told the media, “Yesterday evening doctors shifted Pant to a private ward so that there is no chance of infection. “
He added, “As of now, he is recovering well. Till the time of his recovery, he will be at Dehradun hospital and later BCCI will take the call for his ligament treatment and whether he needs to be shifted overseas or not. A call will accordingly be taken on his plastic surgery.”
To reduce the risk of infection, Sharma earlier encouraged the general public and VIPs to avoid all contact with the Team India wicketkeeper-batter.
ANI quoted the DDCA Director, “Those who are going to meet Pant should avoid, as there are chances of infection.”
He further added, “There should be no VIP movement to meet Pant, and people visiting him should avoid it as there are chances of infection for Pant.”
Cricket fans all across the world are praying for Rishabh Pant’s quick recovery from the unfortunate accident. They all want to see Pant back in action on the cricket field as soon as possible.