Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant met with an accident and suffered multiple injuries after his Mercedes coupe collided with a road divider on December 30. India opener Ishan Kishan revealed his first reaction to Pant’s near-fatal car crash on the Delhi-Dehradun expressway and wished for his speedy recovery.
Pant was taken to Saksham Hospital Multispeciality and Trauma Center, and after getting initial treatment at the local hospital, he was shifted to Max Hospital in Dehradun, where the surgery took place on Saturday, December 31, and he is currently stable and out of danger.
I Can’t Tell You How My Heart Rate Was Up – Ishan Kishan
In a conversation with Harsha Bhogle before the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka, Ishan Kishan said that initially, he thought people were exaggerating Pant’s car accident and wished him a speedy recovery.
“In the beginning, I was not really sure. I thought it must be a normal accident and people are making big news out of it, but later I got to know he was very serious and I was very worried. I can’t tell you how my heart rate was up throughout the Ranji Trophy game. I wish him all the very best and want him to recover soon because he is a gun player and I know he is a fighter. In the ground also we have seen him fighting and he will be back very soon,” Ishan Kishan said.
The BCCI posted a video with head coach Rahul Dravid saying, “Hey Rishabh, hope you are doing well. Hope you get well soon. Over the last one year, I have had the privilege of seeing you play some of the greatest innings played in Indian Test cricket history. Whenever we have been in difficult situations, I knew you have got the character and the ability to get yourself out of very difficult situations. This is one such challenge and I know you will bounce back like you have done so many times last year. Look forward to having you back soon buddy.”