Rishabh Pant will be shifted to Mumbai for further treatment: DDCA director

4 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

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Rishabh Pant, India’s star wicketkeeper-batter, will be sent to Mumbai on Wednesday for additional treatment, according to Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) director Shyam Sharma....

Rishabh Pant, India’s star wicketkeeper-batter, will be sent to Mumbai on Wednesday for additional treatment, according to Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) director Shyam Sharma.

“I have been in touch with his mother. We will shift him to Mumbai for further assistance for his ligament tear,” Shyam Sharma, Director DDCA said to ANI. Rishabh Pant is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Dehradun following a car accident on December 30.

Uttarakhand Director General of Police Ashok Kumar on Tuesday said police are noting details of all the passersby who helped cricketer Rishabh Pant during the accident, including Haryana Roadways bus driver Sushil Kumar and conductor Paramjeet Nain, in order to honour them.

“Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has already made an announcement regarding this,” the DGP told ANI.

Dhami on Sunday announced that his government will on Republic Day honour the driver and operator of Haryana Roadways, who saved the life of star cricketer Rishabh Pant.

Talking to ANI, Dhami said, “Uttarakhand government will honour the driver and the operator of Haryana Roadways, who saved the life of cricketer Rishabh Pant on 26 January.”

He added, “The driver and operator risked their lives to save the life of Rishabh Pant. The Cricketer’s car rolled a couple of times in front of their eyes (after hitting a divider and going up in flames on the Delhi-Dehradun highway). The Haryana Roadways’ staff proved their mettle as they tackled the emergency situation.”

CM Dhami further stated that the state government will offer all assistance for the 25-year-treatment old’s after he was critically injured in a traffic accident near Roorkee on his way to surprise his mother on December 30.

Pant was driving alone and apparently fell asleep at the wheel when the tragedy occurred. Pant escaped the near-fatal tragedy on December 30 with burns and other injuries that would need reconstructive surgery, and he might be evacuated to Delhi if necessary. He was returning from Delhi to Roorkee when his automobile crashed with the divider near Hammadpur Jhal on the Narsan boundary of Roorkee.

The batsman received two wounds on his forehead, a ligament rupture in his right knee, ankle, toe, and back, according to a statement issued by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in collaboration with the Max Hospital Dehradun where he was hospitalised.

On Saturday, DDCA director Shyam Sharma expressed worry over guests swarming to the hospital to see batsman Rishabh Pant, who is undergoing treatment.