"We Hope And Pray That He Will Be Alright Soon And His Condition Is Stable" - BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla On Rishabh Pant

Updated - 31 Dec 2022, 01:11 PM

Rishabh Pant
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Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant met with an accident while traveling to Roorkee on Friday morning, December 30. Pant had a narrow escape when the Mercedes coupe collided with the road divider. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla said that he is praying for a speedy recovery.

Driver Sushil and Paranjeet reached the spot and rescued the wicketkeeper batter. When the driver-conductor team returned to Panipat, Haryana Roadways presented them with a certificate of appreciation and a shield, and the state government plans to honor them as well.

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Rishabh Pant
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MRI Is Being Done To Find Out If There Are Internal Injuries Or Not – Rajeev Shukla

Speaking to India Today, Shukla said that medical investigations are underway and Pant has been shifted to a hospital in Dehradun. He said that tests are being conducted to confirm whether there is any internal damage, and a decision will be taken after the medical report.

“The medical investigations are already going on. He has been moved to Dehradun from Roorkee to a bigger hospital with better facilities. MRI is being done to find out if there are internal injuries or not. Once that is determined, after that a decision will be taken,” said Shukla.

Rajeev Shukla
Rajeev Shukla. Image-PTI

BCCI has already issued a statement, giving the maximum details, saying that all the medical facilities will be provided to him. Once the doctors take a call, after that it’ll be decided what is to be done,” Shukla added.

Shukla continued to say that Pant’s condition is said to be stable, and he is hoping and praying for a speedy recovery. He said, “We hope and pray that he will be alright soon and according to the doctors, his condition is stable. So, we’re waiting for the doctor’s report and then the next course of action will be taken.”

Earlier, Pant was taken to Saksham Hospital Multispeciality and Trauma Center and later shifted to Max Hospital in Dehradun. Pant was found stable and shifted to Max Hospital in Dehradun, where MRI scans will be conducted to ascertain the severity of his injuries.

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