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“What Happened Is Very Unfortunate”, Hardik On Rishabh Pant’s Accident

Indian T20I skipper for the Sri Lanka series opened up on Rishabh Pant’s terrible accident and says “our love and prayers are always with him”.

Hardik On Rishabh Pant’s Accident

A day ahead of new year’s eve, Indian cricketer, Rishabh Pant met with a car accident and was admitted to the hospital on Friday.

Pant suffered multiple injuries when his BMW car collided with a road divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. Pant suffered injuries on his head, back and feet but is in stable condition.

The incident took place between 5:30-6:00 AM while Pant travels from Delhi to his residence in Roorkee. The incident exactly took place near Mohammadpur Jat under the Kotwali Mangalore area of Roorkee.

The Rishabh Pant accident video went viral on social media and recovery wishes starts to pour from all around the world. Regarding this BCCI released an official statement.

Earlier, Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Rizwan extends his wishes and prayers to Rishabh Pant for his speedy recovery.

When Hardik was asked about Pant, he was full of empathy even as he put things into perspective.

Rishabh Pant car accident
Condition of Rishabh Pant’s car after the accident(Image: Twitter)

“What happened is very unfortunate. No one had any control about it and as a team, we wish him (Pant) all the best. Our love and prayers are always with him and we wish he has a speedy recovery,” Hardik said on the eve of first T20I against Sri Lanka here on Tuesday.

Hardik then went on to underline the importance of a player of Pant’s calibre in the Indian team’s set-up.

“Obviously, he was very important but now everyone knows where the situation stands. If Rishabh would also have been there, it would have made a big difference, yes, because of the kind of player he is. But now that he is not there, it is something, we can’t control,” Hardik added.

Rishabh Pant(Image: BCCI)

The skipper wants all those who will be getting opportunities in the absence of Pant to use them to the fullest.

“There are a lot of people who can get opportunities. Let’s see what the future has kept for us and move forward with it,” he stated

The injuries, especially the ones on the knee and ankle, will keep him out of action for a minimum period of six months. Rishabh Pant is also expected to miss the upcoming IPL 2023 owing to the prolonged recovery period.

Rishabh Pant most recently played in the Test series against Bangladesh and scored 93 runs in India’s victory in Dhaka.

The 25-year-old Pant’s name has not been included in India’s upcoming home white-ball series against Sri Lanka which starts on January 3, 2023. The first ODI match of the series will be played on January 10 at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.

READ: Today Indian Cricket Team Players List | India Match Update

Notably, Pant was scheduled to report to the NCA for Strength & Conditioning work ahead of the Test series against Australia scheduled to begin on February 9.

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