‘I felt like my time in this world was up’: Rishabh Pant recalls horrific accident | Cricket News – Times of India



NEW DELHI: While driving his Mercedes SUV from New Delhi to Roorkee on the unfortunate day of December 30, 2022, the young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant experienced a few harrowing moments when the vehicle suddenly caught fire. During that time, he briefly felt that his ‘time in this world is up.’
Pant sustained injuries to his head, back, and feet, including two cuts on his forehead.He also suffered a ligament tear to his right knee and injuries to his right wrist, ankle, and toe, along with abrasions to his back. To address his facial injuries, lacerations, and abrasions, he underwent plastic surgery.In a candid conversation with Star Sports ‘Believe’ series, featuring real heroes of the game who have overcome the odds to become champions, Pant delved into the harrowing experience that nearly cost him his life and the remarkable resilience that propelled him towards redemption.
In the promo shared by Star Sports, Pant vividly recounted the chilling moments of his near-fatal car accident at the end of 2022.
“First time in my life I felt like my time in this world was up. During the accident, I was aware of the wounds, but I was lucky as it could have been even more serious. I felt that someone saved me. I asked the doctor how long will it take for me to recover, he said it would take 16-18 months. I knew I had to work hard to cut this recovery time,” Pant said.
More than a year after that accident, Pant is now recovered and is likely to soon return to action.
In the tumultuous world of sports, tales of triumph often emerge from the depths of adversity. Such is the narrative of Rishabh Pant, India’s superstar wicketkeeper, whose journey from the brink of despair to the pinnacle of success serves as an inspiration to millions.
The entire country is now waiting for Pant’s return to the cricket field.
(With inputs from IANS)



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