Rishabh Pant: India cricket star injured in car accident

New Delhi

India international cricketer Rishabh Pant has been hospitalized after being injured in a car crash in the northern state of Uttarakhand on Friday.

State Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami confirmed the news on Twitter, while wishing Pant, 26, a “speedy recovery”.

The car Pant was in had collided with a splitter and burst into flames in the early hours of Friday, CNN affiliate CNN News-18 reported, citing police.

The wicket-keeper batsman is “stable and being analysed”, according to Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Jay Shah.

“My thoughts and prayers are with Rishabh Pant as he fights to regain his healing,” Shah tweeted. “We are monitoring his progress closely and will provide him with all the necessary support.”

Pant is one of India’s rising stars and was recently named a brand ambassador for his home state of Uttarakhand, according to CNN News-18.

A number of cricketers took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery.

Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting said he thought of Pant. “Hope you are recovering and recovering soon,” he wrote on Friday.

“Wishing a very speedy and full recovery to Rishabh! Take care,” Indian cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir wrote.

Harsha Bhogle, a prominent Indian cricket commentator, said he was “desperately hoping he was fine and recovering soon”.


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