New Delhi, Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev feels that any cricketer representing the country like Rishabh Pant needs to be ‘more alert’. To avoid an incident like last week’s accident, the players should hire a driver instead of driving the car themselves.
Pant’s car jumped the divider and fell on the wrong side on the Delhi-Dehradun Expressway early last Friday and caught fire. Fortunately, Pant survived, but sustained serious injuries. Pant was on his way to Roodkee to give his mother a ‘surprise’. Now, after improvement in his condition, he has been shifted from the ICU ward of Max Hospital to a private ward.
Kapil Dev said in a TV program, ‘We can avoid such tragedies. Such special players need to be extra vigilant. When I was a budding cricketer, I had a bike accident. After that day my brother didn’t even let me ride the bike. I am just thankful to God that Rishabh Pant is safe.
Kapil said, ‘Players should be careful. He does not need to drive the car himself. It can easily cover the cost of a driver. I understand, one has passion to do such work, but you also have responsibilities. You have to take care of yourself. Pant will be out for at least six months due to serious knee and heel injuries.
BCCI is monitoring his injury. Before the car accident, Rishabh Pant had played brilliantly in the Test series on the Bangladesh tour. However, he was not included in Team India for the home ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka.
According to the report, it was being said that Pant has suffered a knee injury, for which he will go for rehab at the National Cricket Academy. Yes, he had an accident before that.SS1MS