Back in December of 2022, the popular Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant met with a horrific accident. Pant was going to his hometown, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, and during this trip, he crashed into a divider, which resulted in his Mercedes-Benz SUV getting burnt down on the road. Thankfully, he was saved from the accident by a few people on the road. Now, months later during his recovery phase, the cricketer has shared his thoughts on the accident. He recalled and described the moments after the accident and how he is currently recovering from the injuries caused.
Rishabh Pant’s Experience after the Accident
Rishab Pant, in a documentary named “Believe: To Death and Back,” vividly described the excruciating pain he experienced as his right knee turned 180 degrees. He stated that at the time of his accident, he feared the risk of a potential amputation of his leg. “If there was any nerve damage, there was a possibility of amputation. That is when I felt scared,” said Pant. He added that soon after the accident and understanding the situation of his knee, he asked a passerby to help him in realigning his dislocated knee. He stated, “There was someone around, so I asked if he could help get the leg back in the position. He helped the knee get back in place.”
Pant also recalled the accident being so horrifying that, “I had taken an SUV, but what I was seeing was a sedan,” describing the mangled state of his vehicle. Following this, the young cricketer stated that recovery for Pant has been very difficult. Rishabh Pant was first admitted to a hospital in Dehradun and was then shifted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai via a helicopter. After this, he went through a series of three ligament surgeries.
Road to Recovery
Currently, the cricketer is undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Pant candidly shared his experience, stating, “It was the first time I had such a feeling in life. At the time of the accident, I was aware of the wounds, but I was lucky as it could have been even more serious.” Despite acknowledging the monotony of the rehabilitation process, Pant emphasized the necessity of following the process. He stated, “For recovery, you have to do the same thing every day. It’s boring, it’s irritating, it’s frustrating, but you have to do it.”
The life-threatening accident that the popular young Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant met took place during the early hours of December 30, 2022. He was making the journey from Delhi to his hometown, Roorkee. At the time, the cricketer was alone in his Mercedes-Benz. This tragic accident took place on the Narsan border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal. CCTV footage from the accident site that went viral showed the haunting moments when Pant’s luxury SUV collided with a divider.
The severity of the crash from the CCTV footage showed how Pant’s Mercedes-Benz crashed into the divider and subsequently hit a streetlight pole. The impact was so intense that the vehicle caught fire. Thankfully, just before his car caught on fire, he was saved by two people named Rajat Kumar and Nishu Kumar. The bus driver and conductor duo saw the condition of the car and immediately rushed to save the cricketer by taking him out of the vehicle before it caught on fire. Both Rajat and Nishu were then felicitated by the Haryana government for their help provided to Rishabh Pant after the accident.