After my accident, I've found happiness in even being able to brush my teeth every day: Pant

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani | Date 28-02-2023
Picture Courtesy: Twitter
Picture Courtesy: Twitter


New Delhi

India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, who is currently on the road to recovery after surviving a horrific car accident last December, shared a positive update on his fitness, saying: "I am much better now and making some good progress."

At around 5.30 am on December 30, 2022, Pant, 25, miraculously survived when his car collided with a road divider and caught fire on the Delhi-Dehradun highway.

The accident took place between Manglaur and Narsan in the Haridwar district.

Pant acknowledged the support and good wishes coming his way for his speedy recovery, adding that he's ready for the challenges ahead in this journey.

He said it is hard to say if everything around him had become more positive or even negative. He explained he has gained a fresh perspective on how he views his life now.

“Something I value today is enjoying my life to the fullest and this includes the smallest of things that we ignore in our daily routine. Everyone today is hustling and working extremely hard to achieve something special, but we've forgotten to enjoy the little things which give us joy every single day.”

“Especially after my accident, I've found happiness in even being able to brush my teeth every day as well as something like sitting under the sun. While trying to achieve our goals, it seems like we've taken the regular things in life for granted. My biggest realisation and message would be that feeling blessed every day is also a blessing, and that's the mindset I've adopted since my setback and being able to enjoy every moment which comes my way is a takeaway I have for myself,” Pant said.

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The Indian wicket-keeper batsman is currently undergoing three physiotherapy sessions daily. He hope to be back playing cricket as early as possible.