Cricketers Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav and Washington Sundar, prayed for the speedy recovery of their teammate Rishabh Pant at Ujjain’s famed Mahakaleswar temple on Monday morning.
The Indian players, who are in Madhya Pradesh, for the third and final ODI against New Zealand, reached the temple early on Monday morning alongside the staff of the Indian cricket team.
Star batter Suryakumar Yadav said they offered prayers for Pant’s speedy recovery as his comeback is very important for the Indian team.
Suryakumar also commented on the final ODI against New Zealand saying that Team India was looking forward to the encounter at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Rishabh Pant was involved in a brutal car crash on December 30, 2022 as his car hit a divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. The swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman sustained grievous injuries in the crash and underwent a successful surgery for ligament tears in his leg in Mumbai.
The 25-year-old had suffered cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee and also hurt his right wrist, ankle, toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back in the mishap.
Pant was taken to the hospital with the help of the driver and conductor of a bus who were later felicitated by the Uttarakhand government.
Pant was admitted to Max Hospital in Dehradun and later airlifted to Mumbai’s Leelavati Hospital for advanced treatment and surgeries.
After the surgery, Pant took to Twitter to provide an update about his health and thank fans and officials for their support.
Pant wrote that he was humbled and grateful for all the support and well wishes. Pant further wrote that he was happy to inform that his surgery was successful, adding that the journey of recovery had begun and he was ready for the challenges ahead.
He also presented his regard to BCCI, Jay Shah and government officials for their support.
Team India will play the third and final match of the ODI series against New Zealand on Tuesday in Indore at the Holkar Stadium.
India registered a thumping eight-wicket win against New Zealand in the second ODI to secure their seventh consecutive ODI series at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur on Saturday.
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