Former Indian batsman and current NCA head VVS Laxman hailed the bus driver who rescued Rishabh Pant after the brutal car accident. Laxman took to Twitter to hail the driver and wrote, “Gratitude to #SushilKumar, a Haryana Roadways driver who took #RishabhPant away from the burning car, wrapped him with a bedsheet and called the ambulance. We are very indebted to you for your selfless service, Sushil ji #RealHero.”
He further added another tweet lauding the conductor who helped driver Sushil, “Also special mention to the bus conductor, Paramjit who along with Driver Sushil helped Rishabh. Very grateful to these selfless guys who had great presence of mind and a big heart. Gratitude to them and all who helped.”
Also special mention to the bus conductor, Paramjit who along with Driver Sushil helped Rishabh. Very grateful to these selfless guys who had great presence of mind and a big heart. Gratitude to them and all who helped. pic.twitter.com/FtNnoLKowg
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 30, 2022
The bus driver and rescuer of Rishabh Pant, Sushil Kumar, disclosed about the accident. He said that the SUV was descending at a high speed from the opposite direction and it hit the divider.
Mr. Sushil said,
“I put my bus on the side and quickly ran towards the divider.”
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“I thought the car would flip under the bus as it was turning over and over before it stopped. The driver (Mr. Pant) was half out of the window. He told me he’s a cricketer.”
Mr. Sushil further said,
“I don’t watch cricket and I didn’t know this is Rishabh Pant. But others on my bus recognized him. After removing Rishabh, I quickly searched the car to check if anyone else was there. I took out his blue bag and Rs 7,000-Rs 8,000 rupees from the car and gave it to him in the ambulance.”
The 25-year-old cricketer was going home in Roorkee when he met with the brutal accident. Pant was taken to a local hospital, thanks to Kumar’s quick actions. The Haryana Roadways driver upon seeing the accident immediately rushed to help the Indian cricketer.