Rihabh Pant’s first public comment since accident on Delhi-Dehradun highway

Debjit Mukherjee: Indian cricket team’s wicket-keeper and batter Rishabh Pant on Monday night made the first public comment since the fatal accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway.


The ace cricketer thanked the “two heroes” who took him to the hospital after his car crashed into a road divider and caught fire on 30 December.


Pant said he would be “forever grateful and indebted” to Rajat Kumar and Nishu Kumar, posting a photo of the duo in his hospital bed.


On Twitter, the flamboyant cricketer wrote, “I may not have been able to thank everyone individually, but I must acknowledge these two heroes who helped me during my accident and ensured I got to the hospital safely. Rajat Kumar & Nishu Kumar, Thank you. I’ll be forever grateful and indebted”.