Rishabh Pant's car after the accident
Rishabh Pant was moved to a hospital in Dehradun after initially receiving treatment in Roorkee, said his Indian Premier League side Delhi Capitals

India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is in a stable condition in hospital after being injured in a car crash.

Police say the 25-year-old “dozed off” and lost control of his car. It flipped over twice and caught fire.

Reports in India say Pant suffered injuries to his head, back and leg.

Pant crashed between Mangalaur and Nursan, close to his hometown of Roorkee in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

“Rishabh is stable and undergoing scans,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah tweetedexternal-link.

“I have spoken to his family and the doctors treating him. We are closely monitoring his progress and will provide him with all the necessary support.”

Delhi Capitals head coach and former Australia captain Ricky Ponting wished Pant a speedy recovery in a tweetexternal-link which read: “Hope you’re on the mend and back on your feet soon.”

Pant has played 33 Tests, 30 one-day internationals and 66 Twenty20s for India.

He was part of the India side that completed a 2-0 Test series win in Bangladesh on 25 December, top-scoring with 93 in the first innings.

He was not named in the squad for the three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals against Sri Lanka that begin in Mumbai on 3 January.





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