Team India’s star wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant survived a horrific car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway, Friday morning. Several pictures and videos have gone viral on social media, showing that Pant’s car was badly burnt after colliding with the divider. The cricketer was rescued by a bus driver and conductor. Pant suffered injuries to his head, right knee ligament, wrist, leg and back but is stable. He is currently admitted to Max Hospital in Dehradun and is being treated by a team of specialist doctors.

Meanwhile, Delhi and District Cricket Association director Shyam Sharma requested fans as well as VIPs to avoid visiting Rishabh Pant at the hospital as there are chances of infection.

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Pant has not suffered any life-threatening injuries, but it may take several months for him to be fully fit.

“Those who are going to meet Pant should avoid, as there are chances of infection,” the Delhi cricket official said, as quoted by ANI.

“There should be no VIP movement to meet Pant, and people visiting him should avoid it as there are chances of infection for Pant,” DDCA director Shyam Sharma further said.

He also said Pant is stable and recovering.

“He is stable and recovering well. Our BCCI doctors are in touch with the doctors here. Jay Shah is monitoring it. As of now, he’ll remain admitted here. He told me that he tried to save (his car) from a pothole (when the accident occurred),” said Shyam Sharma.

As per a police statement, Pant had dozed off on the wheel.

SK Singh, the Superintendent of Police, Haridwar (Rural) was quoted as saying by HindustanTimes: “He was going to Roorkee to meet his relatives. The accident happened because he fell asleep at the wheel a kilometre ahead of Narsan towards Roorkee.”

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