CCTV uncovers the moment Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant fell as Good Samaritans explain the magnificent escape from a fireball

CCTV footage has revealed the moment Indian cricket star Rishabh Pant crashed at high speed, as police and eyewitnesses share new details about the fiery car crash.

The 25-year-old has undergone plastic surgery and initial treatment for his leg injuries sustained when his car rolled over twice and burst into flames after colliding with a traffic barrier.

Pant, who is stable, told police he lost control when he “dozed off” while driving around 5.30am on Friday.

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MRI scans of Pant’s brain and spine showed normal results, but his ankle and knee will be evaluated further when the pain and swelling subside.

Photos of the crash showed extensive impact and fire damage to the cricketer’s car, while portions of the dividing fence had also been destroyed.

New visions and reports from the ground have now helped determine how the vehicle caught fire and Pant escaped through the windshield.

CCTV footage showed the car turning toward the bulkhead, seemingly without any attempt to slow before the moment of impact.

Another video showed flames engulfing the car after it came to a standstill.

Rishabh Pant’s car caught fire after the accident. Credit: Twitter
Police are taking part in the removal of the car in which Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant fell while driving. (AP PHOTO) Credit: AP

“I couldn’t see the back, but I could hear the loud noise of the car,” eyewitness Parvinder Kumar said, as quoted by Times Now.

“The vehicle was already on fire at this point. When I arrived 2-3 vehicles had already stopped to help.

“No one could have helped him alone, so we smashed the car’s windows and pulled him out. When we pulled him out, we immediately put him in a safer place.”

Eyewitness Susheel Kumar, who said he doesn’t follow cricket and was unaware the crash victim was an Indian star, revealed Pant’s first plea to the Good Samaritans was to call his mother.

The Delhi Capitals captain’s cricket career is on hold. Credit: AP

“I called the National Highway, no one answered. Then I called the police and the conductor called an ambulance,” Kumar told local media.

“We kept asking him if he was okay. Offer him some water. After regrouping he told us he was Rishabh Pant. I don’t follow cricket so I didn’t know who he was but my conductor then told me ‘Susheel… he’s an Indian cricketer’.

“He gave us his mother’s number. We called her but her phone was off. The ambulance came after 15 minutes and we brought him inside.

“He also had his money scattered on the street, which we picked up and handed to him.

“I asked him if he was alone in the car. He said there is nobody. His face was smeared with blood, his clothes were torn and his back was scratched. He panicked and limp.”

According to reports, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in contact with Pant’s mother.

The cricket world is rallying around the Indian star

Ricky Ponting, who coaches Pant and the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, joined Anil Kumble to wish the multi-format star well.

“I think of Rishabh Pant. I hope you are on the mend and back on your feet soon,” Ponting wrote.

Kumble said: “Wishing you a speedy recovery Rishabh Pant. Get well soon.”

The injuries appear to put Pant’s career on hold just weeks before Australia’s four-day test tour of India.

Pant posted a team-high 93 this week against Bangladesh in a 2-0 win in the Test series.

Indian cricketer’s car wrecked after fire accident

Indian cricketer’s car wrecked after fire accident CCTV uncovers the moment Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant fell as Good Samaritans explain the magnificent escape from a fireball

James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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