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Indian wicket keeper batter Rishab Pant escaped a fatal car crash on December 30th. While driving a luxury car, Punt reportedly fell asleep while driving from Delhi to Roorkee. As a result, his car hit a partition and caught fire. Thankfully, the pants managed to break the windshield and were pulled out by several truckers before the fire engulfed the entire vehicle. Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev has responded to horrific footage of the punt accident by advising him and other cricketers to never drive alone.
In an ABP News chat, Kapil said that top cricketers should always drive with one as drivers are easily available. The 1983 World Cup-winning Indian captain gave his own example from a motorcycle accident he was involved in when he was young.
“It’s a lesson learned. When I was still an up-and-coming cricketer, I had a motorcycle accident. Since that day, my brother wouldn’t even let me touch my bike. Rishabh pants are safe,” said Kapil Dev. said.
“Yes, you have a great looking car with great speed, but you have to be careful. You can easily afford to hire a driver. You don’t have to drive alone. If you have a hobby or passion I understand that at his age it’s natural to have that, but you also have responsibilities.Only you can take care of yourself.You have to decide things for yourself. I have to.
Punt suffered two cuts to his forehead, a torn ligament in his right knee, multiple burns and numerous other minor injuries, according to the Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI). The 25-year-old is said to be stable and he has already been moved out of the ICU.
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