India's wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant was hospitalized after the car he was traveling in met with an accident on National Highway 58 in the Haridwar district. It is understood that Pant is out of danger now, though he sustained a few injuries. Pant was said to be driving the car.
According to police, the star wicketkeeper-batsman of the Indian cricket team, was alone in the car when his Mercedes GLE car hit the divider railings on the Delhi-Haridwar highway at around 5.30 am. The car then turned a few times before turning into a ball of fire.
The crash happened early on Friday (December 30) between Manglaur and Narsan in the Haridwar district. According to ANI, Pant was given primary treatment at the Roorkee Civil Hospital before transferring to the Max Hospital in Dehradun.
"Hearing a loud sound of the accident, nearby villagers along with the local cops, rushed to the spot and pulled him out of the car. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to a major hospital in Dehradun," said Swapn Kishor Singh, superintendent of police, Haridwar (rural), who was among the cops who rushed to the spot.
DDCA president Rohan Jaitely said – "Rishabh Pant is out of danger. And DDCA provides all the help for the treatment of Rishabh Pant". "Hospital will issue a medical bulletin soon, as per preliminary reports Pant is out of danger, and we will provide all the help required for him".
The 25-year-old Pant was most recently in action in the Test series against Bangladesh. He scored 93 in India's victory in Nagpur. He was not picked in the squads for the white-ball series against Sri Lanka. Moreover, he was scheduled to report to the NCA for Strength & Conditioning work ahead of the Test series against Australia scheduled to begin on February 9.