Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant has been moved from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to a private ward at Max Hospital in Dehradun, following an improvement in his condition after a car accident on Friday.
Although Pant’s condition has improved, he is still experiencing pain in his leg. No MRI scans have been scheduled at this time. The accident occurred when Pant’s car hit a road divider, rolled over and caught fire as he was travelling from Delhi to his hometown of Roorkee.
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Pant suffered injuries to his forehead, leg, and bruises on his back, but managed to escape the wreckage. The cause of the accident is currently unknown, but some sources suggest that Pant lost control of the car while attempting to avoid a pothole or a black object on the road.
Hardik Pandya reacts to Pant’s accident
“What happened is very unfortunate, no one has control over it. As a team we wish him all the best, our love and prayers are always with him,” Hardik Pandya, India’s captain for the T20I series against Sri Lanka which starts on Tuesday, told reporters. “Wish him a speedy recovery. Obviously, he was a very important part of the team, now everyone knows the situation and lot of other people can get opportunities.
“Yes, Pant, if he was also there, he would have made a big difference because of the player he is, but now he is not there so we can’t control it. We will see what the future holds for us.”