Kapil Dev
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Rishabh Pant, the star batter for Team India, was heading to his birthplace of Roorkee in Uttarakhand when he was involved in a terrible vehicle accident. When Pant’s car hit a wall and took fire, he shattered the glass to escape before receiving aid from a bus driver and conductor from Haryana Roadways, who had already arrived at the scene of the accident. 

Multiple head, back, and limb wounds are being cared for by Pant at a private hospital in Dehradun. Following the revelation of his mishap, the cricket community has sent its best wishes for Pant’s quick recovery. 

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Rishabh Pant Have To Decide Things For Himself: Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev, a great cricketer and former skipper of India, expressed grief after the event and expressed gratitude to god for keeping Pant safe. 

“This is a learning. When I was still an up-and-coming cricketer, I faced a motorcycle accident. From that day onwards, my brother didn’t even let me touch the motorbike. I’m just thankful to god that Rishabh Pant is safe,” Kapil Dev told ABP News.

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Rishabh Pant (PC-Getty Images)

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The former India captain said that players must look for themselves and that Pant could simply employ a driver rather than operate the vehicle himself. Pant had been operating the vehicle by himself, according to a statement from the SP SK Singh of Haridwar (Rural); on Sunday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami disclosed Pant had been “trying to avoid a pothole or anything black” before the incident. 

“Yes, you have a good-looking car with great speeds but you have to be careful. You can easily afford a driver, you don’t have to drive it alone. I understand that one has hobbies or even passion for such things, it’s natural to have it at his age, but you also have responsibilities. Only you can take care of yourself. You have to decide things for yourself,” Kapil Dev said.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (PC-Getty Images)

A BCCI statement says that Pant has two wounds on his forehead, a ligament rupture in his right knee, injuries to his right wrist, ankle, and toe, as well as abrasions on his back. 

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