safari staff
04 Jan 2023 | 08:18 AM

Rishabh Pant to be shifted to Mumbai for further treatment

The bus driver and conductor who saved the India 'keeper after the car accident will be honoured on Republic Day

India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant will be transferred to Mumbai for further treatment on Wednesday (January 4), Pant, was involved in a car crash on December 30 on his way to to Roorkee from Delhi, was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Dehradun.

The BCCI in a release also confirmed that Pant will indeed by flown to Mumbai in an air ambulance.

"The Board of Control for Cricket in India have made all the necessary arrangements to shift India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant to Mumbai. Rishabh, who is currently receiving treatment for his injuries at Max Hospital, Dehradun following a car accident on 30th December, will be brought to Mumbai in an air ambulance," the BCCI release said.

"He will be admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute and will be under the direct supervision of Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head - the Centre for Sports Medicine, and Director - Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at the hospital. Rishabh will undergo surgery and subsequent procedures for ligament tears and will continue to be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team throughout his recovery and rehabilitation. 

"The Board will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh and will provide him with all the support he needs during this period."  

Also the bus driver and conductor who pulled Pant out of the car and potentially saved his life will be honoured for their commendable efforts on Republic Day.

"Uttarakhand government will honour the driver and the operator of Haryana Roadways, who saved the life of cricketer Rishabh Pant on 26 January [Republic Day]," Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said.

"The driver and operator risked their lives to save the life of Rishabh Pant. The Cricketer's car rolled a couple of times in front of their eyes [after hitting a divider and going up in flames on the Delhi-Dehradun highway]. The Haryana Roadways' staff proved their mettle as they tackled the emergency situation."

The BCCI in a release providing update on Pant's state said, "Pant has two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, and toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back."

Pant was due to report at the NCA in Bangalore for a strength & conditioning camp ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which is set to get underway in February. However, as things stand, there are high chances that he will be out of action for a significant amount of time, including missing the Test against Australia and also the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, where he was due to lead Delhi Capitals (DC).

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