Cricket news, Rishabh Pant in hospital after car crash in India

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Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant is in a Delhi hospital following a terrifying car crash.

Multiple outlets in India report the 25-year-old keeper-batter was in a car driving from Uttarakhand to Delhi when it crashed into a road divider, and reportedly burst into flames.

A statement from the Indian cricket’s governing body confirmed Pant is in a stable condition but suffered several injuries.

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Some reports suggest Pant had to break a window in the car to escape.

Photos and video following the incident showed abrasions to his back and bleeding from the head.

Following the crash, the BCCI released a statement on his condition.

“India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant met with a car accident early on Friday morning near Roorkee, Uttarakhand,” it read.

“He was admitted to Saksham Hospital Multispecialty and Trauma Centre where he was treated for impact injuries.

“Rishabh has two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back.”

Pant will undergo MRI scans to determine the extent of his injuries and subsequent treatment. 

“The BCCI is in constant touch with Rishabh’s family while the Medical Team is in close contact with the doctors currently treating Rishabh,” the statement continued.

“The Board will see to it that Rishabh receives the best possible medical care and gets all the support he needs to come out of this traumatic phase.”

Several high-profile players have taken to social media in the wake of the crash offering messages of support.

Among those was former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, as well as current and former Indian internationals.

Pant has captained India in white-ball cricket and played 33 Test matches, boasting an average of 43.67 in the longest format.

He has terrorised Australia in particular, averaging 62.40 from seven Tests Down Under.

He scored 159 not out in Sydney in January 2019.

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