Rishabh Pant airlifted to Mumbai for surgery


Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant will undergo surgery in Mumbai on Wednesday, nearly a week after sustaining multiple injuries in a road accident, according to the country’s cricket board.

The wicketkeeper-batsman for the Indian national team was traveling in his Mercedes SUV from New Delhi to his hometown of Roorkee, which is located a few hours north of the Indian capital. On Friday, before dawn, the vehicle collided with the median and immediately caught fire.

The 25-year-old was rescued on the highway by a bus driver and conductor, who then rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment before transferring him to a sophisticated facility in Dehradun.

Pant “will be brought to Mumbai in an air ambulance” and admitted to a leading private hospital, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The BCCI stated, “Rishabh will undergo surgery and subsequent procedures for ligament tears, and the BCCI Medical Team will continue to monitor him throughout his recovery and rehabilitation.”

In a previous statement, the BCCI stated that the player had suffered a ligament injury in his right knee, injuries to his wrist, ankle, and back, as well as abrasion injuries.

According to Shyam Sharma, the director of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), Pant was “recovering well.”

Pant, a daring batsman, is the primary member of the Test team and has been instrumental in some of India’s most memorable victories over the past three years.

In addition, he leads the city team in the lucrative Indian Premier League and represents Delhi on the domestic circuit.

Pant was left out of Sri Lanka’s T20 and ODI tour squads just a few days before the crash.

His absence came just a few days after his match-winning 93 in the second Test against Bangladesh, which helped India win the series 2-0.

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