Rishabh Pant narrowly escaped a fatal car accident on December 30, 2022 and is still recovering, although Pant is expected to play in IPL 2024. Meanwhile, Pant has revealed his painful mental condition after the car accident and has also told what he had gone through.
After the car accident, Rishabh Pant said in an interview held in Bengaluru, “For the first time in my life, I felt like letting it go. I felt that my time in this world was over. At the time of the accident, I was aware of the wounds, but I was lucky because it could have been much more serious.”
Talking about his future with cricket, Pant said, “Until I start playing cricket, I don’t want to make too many plans for the future. I asked the doctor how much time will it take for me to recover. I told him That everyone is saying different things, but you can give me complete clarity about this. He said that it will take 16 to 18 months. I told the doctor that whatever time frame he gives me, I will take six months less. I will do it.”
Pant further said, “I am alive today because of Rajat Kumar and Nishu Kumar, who pulled me out of the SUV before it caught fire.” In a social-media post, Pant said he would be “forever grateful and indebted” to him.
Recalling those initial moments after the car accident, Pant said his right knee was dislocated – turned 180 degrees to the right – while he was lying face down. He was in unbearable pain and later realized how lucky he was to survive the accident without losing his leg. ,
Pant said that he was bedridden for about a month and was facing great difficulty in standing, walking and even doing normal work. Also, let us tell you that last February, he had posted a picture on social media of him taking his first step after the accident.
Rishabh Pant has now also given a big update about driving a car, he said, “I will still drive because I love driving.” “Just because there was a setback, doesn’t mean you won’t do those things again. Nowadays I get told, ‘Dude, don’t drive at all.’