Rishabh Pant's health condition: The cricketer is airlifted to Mumbai, under the care of a doctor who worked with Sachin!

Young Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant has on Wednesday - January 4 airlifted to Mumbai from Dehradun for further medical treatments. On December 30, 25-year-old Pant faced a horrific car accident when he was driving from Delhi to his hometown Rourkee to visit his mother. While driving on a highway, his vehicle hit the divider and the cricketer sustained cuts on his forehead. 

Pant was getting treated at Max Hospital in Dehradun. With the view of providing higher treatments, Pant has on Wednesday airlifted to Mumbai. In an official statement, BCCI said, "Rishabh will undergo surgery and subsequent procedures for ligament tears and will continue to be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team throughout his recovery and rehabilitation." 

"The Board will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh and will provide him with all the support he needs during this period", BCCI added. PTI quoted the source as saying, "Rishabh is being shifted to Mumbai for diagnosis and treatment of his ligament injuries and decide upon the further course of action. He is expected to be under the supervision of BCCI-empallened renowned sports orthopaedic Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala." 

Pant will be under the car of Dr Pardiwala, who had previously worked with Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and also with Olympics athletes. Pardiwala is the head of the Centre for Sports Medicine and Director - Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. Based on his health response, the medical team will take a final call if the surgery has to be held in the UK or USA. 

While speaking to ANI earlier, Shyam Sharma, the director of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), said, "He (Pant) told me that he tried to save his car from a pothole when the accident occured." Earlier, the Uttarakhand police said that Pant neither drove the car beyond the speed limits nor was he under any influence. He was intially treated at Uttarakhand and the BCCI has decided to bring him under the direct care of the board's medical team. 

It has been reported that while Pant's treatment is covered by his medical insurance, the BCCI took care of the cost incurred for airlifting the cricketer to Mumbai. Following the accident, he was taken to Saksham Hospital in Roorkee for emergency treatment after which he was admitted to Max Hospital in Dehradun, where he had plastic surgery to treat laceration wounds and facial injuries. 

Earlier, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said, "Rishabh, who is currently receiving treatment for his injuries at Max Hospital, Dehradun following a car accident on 30th December, will be brought to Mumbai in an air ambulance." "The board will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh and will provide him with all the support he needs during this period", he added. 

As several cricket players and fans are praying for Pant's swift recovery, Uttarkhand Director-General of Police Ashok Kumar on Tuesday said that police are gathering details of all the passersby who helped cricketer Rishabh Pant during the accident, including Haryana Roadways bus driver Sushil Kumar and conductor Paramjeet Nain, to honour them. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said, "Uttarkhand government will honour the driver and the operator of Haryana Roadways, who saved the life of cricketer Rishabh Pant on January 26."