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One year on from horror car accident, Rishabh Pant shares scar picture

One year on from horror car accident, Rishabh Pant shares scar picture

The challenges for Rishabh Pant extended beyond the physical realm, as he recently found himself entangled in a financial web orchestrated by a former under-19 player

In a testament to his unwavering determination, Indian cricket sensation Rishabh Pant has embarked on the path to recovery, sharing a glimpse of his strenuous workout routine almost a year after surviving a life-threatening car accident. The star wicketkeeper-batsman, also at the helm of the Delhi Capitals in the IPL, is gearing up for a much-anticipated return to competitive cricket.

Nearly 12 months ago, Pant faced a tragic car accident on his way to Roorkee, Uttarakhand. The incident left him with multiple injuries to his head, back, and feet, necessitating surgical intervention for his rehabilitation.

Undeterred by the adversities, Pant has been diligently working towards reclaiming his spot on the field. In a recent social media post, he shared an image of his leg workout, symbolizing his commitment to a successful comeback. The cricket fraternity eagerly awaits Pant’s return to action, with the anticipation that he will lead the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming IPL 2024 season.

One year on from horror car accident, Delhi Capitals skipper and India star Rishabh Pant shares scar picture, set for comeback in IPL 2024

Rishabh Pant duped

However, the challenges for Rishabh Pant extended beyond the physical realm, as he recently found himself entangled in a financial web orchestrated by a former under-19 player named Mrinank Singh. Pant, having ventured into a new business dealing with luxury goods, fell victim to a fraudulent scheme that cost him a staggering Rs 1.63 crore.

Eklavya Dwivedi, Pant’s lawyer, revealed the intricacies of the deceitful plot. Singh, entrusted with procuring high-end watches and jewelry for Pant’s business, failed to deliver the promised products. Pant, determined to rectify the situation, issued a legal notice demanding the owed amount.

Singh, in an attempt to settle the debt, handed Pant a cheque for the specified amount. Unfortunately, the cheque bounced, leaving Pant in financial distress. The saga continued with Singh accumulating a hefty bill at the Taj Hotel, relying on false promises that Adidas, his alleged sponsor, would cover the expenses.

Frustrated with Singh’s repeated failures to settle his dues, Pant filed a formal complaint against him. Matters escalated when Singh was apprehended at Delhi airport while attempting to flee to Hong Kong. In a bizarre twist, he tried to impersonate a senior Karnataka police officer, Alok Kumar, seeking assistance from immigration officials.

Despite Singh’s elaborate ruse, immigration authorities saw through the deception and handed him over to Delhi Police, putting an end to his fraudulent endeavors.

As Rishabh Pant embraces both physical and financial challenges, his journey stands as a testament to resilience and the indomitable spirit of a sportsman on the road to recovery.

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