Rishabh Pant was involved in an accident while driving from Delhi to his hometown of Roorkee a few days ago. His vehicle collided with a divider and caught fire afterward. The cricketer was able to escape the vehicle after breaking the glass. He was initially treated at the Max Hospital in Dehradun before being transported to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Hospital by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
This year’s Border-Gavaskar series between Australia and India is set to go on without India’s wicket-keeper batsman. Former BCCI president and current director of an Indian Premier League (IPL) club, Sourav Ganguly, has revealed that Rishabh will not be able to play this season due to injuries that require time to heal.
Rishabh Pant’s absence would not affect his earnings, as he will be paid Rs 16 crore as IPL fees and Rs 5 crore as part of his contract with BCCI. This year’s ODI World Cup and Asia Cup will also be missed by the wicketkeeper-batsman.
The franchise will not be responsible for the IPL payments, as the insurance provider will cover them. BCCI has a rule stating that if a player is unable to participate in the IPL due to unforeseen circumstances, he would still receive his full salary.