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'Road to recovery has begun...': Rishabh Pant opens up for first time after horrific car crash; thanks saviors

Rishabh Pant suffered a car accident on his way to Uttarakhand. He suffered multiple injuries in the car accident and underwent surgeries for them. He is currently in Mumbai and undergoing treatment.

Varun Malik Written By: Varun Malik New Delhi Updated on: January 17, 2023 0:19 IST
Rishabh Pant opens up after accident
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Indian Cricketer Rishabh Pant has opened up for the first time in public after suffering a serious car accident on 30th December 2022. The Indian wicketkeeper batter took to social media to address the public and thank them for their support in his hard times.

"I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the @BCCI @JayShah & government authorities for their incredible support," Pant wrote on Twitter.

'Looking forward to see you all on the field': Pant

Rishabh Pant, who currently is in Mumbai and undergoing treatment for the injuries, has shared another tweet. The wicket-keeper batter is optimistic for making it soon to the ground. "From the bottom of my heart, I also would like to thank all my fans, teammates, doctors and the physios for your kind words and encouragement. Looking forward to see you all on the field.  #grateful #blessed," Pant wrote in another tweet. Recently, as per a report by ESPNCricinfo, Rishabh Pant is likely to miss the ODI World Cup 2023. "The 25-year-old wicket-keeper batter has torn all three key ligaments in his knee, two of which were reconstructed recently while surgery on the third is expected after six weeks," the report stated. 

Notably, Pant has also thanked two people, who helped him reach hospital after the crash. In another tweet, Pant stated, "I may not have been able to thank everyone individually, but I must acknowledge these two heroes who helped me during my accident and ensured I got to the hospital safely. Rajat Kumar & Nishu Kumar, Thank you. I'll be forever grateful and indebted."

As per his current medical condition, Pant can be sidelined for at least the next six months and this might impact his selection based on fitness for the ODI World Cup which is scheduled to take place in India in October-November. Recently, Pant underwent knee surgery after his right ligaments were damaged in an accident.  Pany survived a serious accident when he was driving from Delhi to his hometown Rourkee but lost control on the NH-58 highway before hitting the divider. He sustained cuts on his forehead, have a severely bruised back along with injuries on his knee and ankle.

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