India’s 1983 World Cup-winning skipper expresses displeasure over southpaw operating his vehicle himself after surviving near-fatal accident recently
Reacting to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant’s horrific car accident, legendary cricketer Kapil Dev offered a word of advice to youngsters, saying, “You can easily afford a driver.”
Pant met with a near-fatal car crash on Friday morning. He was on his way to his hometown Roorkee from New Delhi, driving his Mercedes car.
Pant, 25, suffered serious injuries on his forehead, a ligament tear on the knee, also hurt his right wrist, ankle, toe and suffered abrasion on his back when his car collided with a road divider and caught fire on the Delhi-Dehradun highway.
“This is a learning. When I was an up-and-coming cricketer, I faced a motorbike accident. From that day onwards, my brother didn’t let me touch the motorbike. I’m just thankful to God that Rishabh Pant is safe,” the 1983 World Cup-winning captain told ABP news.
“Yes, you have a good looking car with great speeds, but you have to be careful. You can easily afford a driver, you don’t have to drive. I understand that one has hobbies or even passion for such things, it’s natural to have it at his age; but you also have responsibilities. Only you can take care of yourself. You have to decide things for yourself,” he added.
Pant is currently admitted at Max Hospital in Dehradun after being initially taken to Saksham Hospital Multispecialty and Trauma Centre.
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