Group India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant met with a horrific automotive accident on Friday morning whereas going to his hometown Roorkee from Delhi. Pant returned to India from Dubai on Thursday and was on the best way to fulfill his household earlier than the brand new yr. The younger lad fell asleep whereas driving and misplaced management of his Mercedes automotive, ramming it into the divider and inflicting the crash.
Fortunately, a bus driver, who goes by the identify of Sushil Kumar, was current on the spot the place the accident passed off and instantly got here to the cricketer’s rescue.
Sushil was driving on the opposite facet of the highway and noticed Pant’s automotive crashing and catching fireplace.
“I’m a driver with Haryana Roadways, Panipat depot. Our bus has left Haridwar at 4:25 within the morning. I used to be on my method after I noticed a automotive, being pushed at numerous pace, acquired disbalanced and crashed into the divider. After the affect, the automotive landed on the flawed facet of the highway – the one which goes to Delhi. The automotive had screeched onto the second lane of the highway seeing which I instantly utilized the brakes. The automotive had already caught sparks so I and the conductor rushed to get him out of the automotive. By then the hearth has began. Then, three extra folks got here working and acquired him on a protected facet,” Sushil informed a number of media retailers.
Sushil additional stated that originally he didn’t find out about Pant’s id since he doesn’t comply with cricket, and it was the conductor who informed him that the sufferer represents the Indian cricket crew.
The rescuer additionally talked about that nobody got here ahead to assist them to take Pant to the hospital, whereas the calls made to the Nationwide Freeway authorities went unanswered.
“We started to cry for assist however nobody got here. I known as the Nationwide Freeway, nobody answered. Then I ran up the police and the conductor known as for an ambulance. We stored asking him he’s he effective. Provided him some water. After regrouping, he informed us he’s Rishabh Pant. I don’t comply with cricket so I didn’t know who he was however my conductor then informed me ‘Sushil.. he’s an Indian cricketer’,” added Sushil.
“Pant was panicking and limping”: Sushil Kumar
“He [Pant] gave us his mom’s quantity. We known as her however her telephone was switched off. The ambulance arrived after quarter-hour and we acquired in him. He had additionally scattered his cash on the highway, which we picked up and handed them to him in his arms. I requested him if he was alone within the automotive. He stated there isn’t a one. His face was coated in blood and his garments torn and his again was scratched. He was panicking and limping,” stated Sushil when requested about Pant’s situation after being taken out of the automotive.