Updated December 31st, 2023 at 17:27 IST

Delhi Capitals vice-captain Axar Patel reveals how he got to know about Rishabh Pant's car accident

In a video posted by Delhi Capitals, left arm spinner Axar Patel revealed how he got to know about Rishabh Pant's car accident last year.

Reported by: Anirban Sarkar
Rishabh Pant- Axar Patel | Image:Delhi Capitals
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It has been a roller-coaster ride for Rishabh Pant who survived a horrific car crash last year. The Delhi Capitals captain was on his way to his home when his car met with an accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. Pant missed the IPL 2023 and David Warner stepped in his absence as he served as the stand-in skipper.

3 things you need to know

  • Rishabh pant was involved in a car accident last year
  • The Delhi Capitals captain had to undergo surgery
  • Pant is expected to be fit before IPL 2024

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Axar Patel recalled how he got to know about Rishabh Pant's car accident

Pant's car collided with a divider and went into flames. But he managed to escape his vehicle and local people also came to his rescue as it could have been a more serious injury for the 26-year-old. Pant later underwent surgery and after a lengthy rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, he is now likely to participate in the IPL 2024.

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Delhi Capitals vice captain Axar Patel recalled the moment when he came to know about Pant's accident. In a video posted by Delhi Capitals, the left arm spinner reiterated what was his first reaction after hearing the news. "Early morning I got a call from Pratima di. She asked me when did I talk to Rishabh Pant last? I told her that I was about to talk to him last day but I did not.

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"Pratima said that she needed Pant's mother's contact number as the player has met an accident. At first time, I thought he is gone.

“I called him and they (medical staff) said, 'he is fine, it is not understood yet how many injuries he has suffered but he is alive'. And after that I ended the call and took a sigh of relief. Now I was assured that he'll fight. He is a fighter.”

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Pant was present at the IPL auction and represented Delhi Capitals.

 

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Published December 31st, 2023 at 17:27 IST