India: Rishabh Pant 'suffers injuries' in accident after car catches fire

The cricketer met with an accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway

By Reuters

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Published: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 7:50 AM

Last updated: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 2:22 PM

India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has been hospitalised after being involved in a car accident, his Indian Premier League (IPL) team said on Friday.

He suffered injuries to his head, back and leg, multiple reports in Indian media said.


His IPL team Delhi Capitals said the crash was in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

"Rishabh Pant met with an accident between Manglaur and Narsan in Haridwar district," they said in a tweet. "He has now been shifted to a hospital in Dehradun after receiving primary treatment in a hospital in Roorkee."


The team did not give details on the 25-year-old's injuries.

"Praying for Rishabh Pant. Thankfully he is out of danger," former national team batsman VVS Laxman said on Twitter.

Pant was part of the test squad that sealed a 2-0 series victory over Bangladesh this month. He was not named in India's Twenty20 and ODI squads for matches against Sri Lanka next month.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has instructed officials to ensure all possible arrangements for the treatment of the injured cricketer and to provide an air ambulance if required, the Chief Minister's Office has said.

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