The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday (4 January) announced that cricketer Rishabh Pant will be airlifted to Mumbai from the Max Hospital in Dehradun where he was receiving treatment following a car accident on 30 December. Pant will be admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai and will be under the direct supervision of BCCI doctors. The Indian cricket board also ensured that Pant will be provided with every support to help in his speedy recovery.
As soon as the news of Pant being shifted to Mumbai broke out, media personnel surrounded the Max Hospital premises in Dehradun to take a glimpse of the cricketer. This resulted in overcrowding at the hospital and became a hindrance in Pant’s shift to an ambulance. This irked the cricketer’s sister as she was seen shouting at the people coming in the way. “Humanity nhi hai kya aaplogo me,” Pant’s sister was heard saying in a video doing the rounds on the internet.
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Coming to Rishabh Pant’s injuries, the cricketer has suffered a ligament tear in his right knee and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, and toe. While Pant’s primary treatment was carried out at the Max Hospital in Dehradun, he will undergo surgery on his knee at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. BCCI will closely monitor Pant’s recovery throughout.
Meanwhile, the cricketer will stay out of cricketing action. It’s reported that Pant might miss the ODI World Cup 2023 as well. For now, it’s confirmed that he will not play in the upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy which is really important for India in lieu of qualification for World Test Championship Final, to be played in June.