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‘Players should be careful; they can afford drivers’

First Published Jan 3, 2023, 12:12 PM IST

Rishabh Pant met with a car accident while driving it alone and survived life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, Kapil Dev has advised national-level players not to go alone as they can afford drivers.

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The legendary World Cup-winning former Indian skipper Kapil Dev believes that any cricketer representing the country, like Rishabh Pant, should be “more careful” and hire drivers instead of getting behind the wheel to avoid the mishap that happened last week. Kapil made the statement while reacting to Pant’s horrifying accident on Friday while driving his Mercedes on NH-58. The wicket-keeper batter is currently admitted to Max Hospital in Dehradun with multiple head, back, knee and ankle injuries. He was on Monday shifted from ICU to a private ward.

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“The players should be careful. They don’t need to drive themselves. They can afford drivers. I know many people are passionate about driving, but when one has so many responsibilities, one must take care of oneself,” the 63-year-old Kapil stated. Pant’s injuries, especially the ones on the knee and ankle, will keep him out of action for six months.

(With inputs from PTI)

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