Former Indian cricketer Praveen Kumar had a narrow escape from a potentially disastrous accident in Meerut city, Uttar Pradesh. The incident occurred on Tuesday when Praveen was driving his Land Rover Defender luxury SUV accompanied by his son. Their vehicle collided with a speeding canter near the commissioner’s residence in the Pandav Nagar area. Fortunately, both Praveen Kumar and his son emerged from the accident unharmed, despite the severe damage inflicted upon their car. The local Civil Line Police promptly responded to the scene and apprehended the canter driver involved in the collision.
Expressing his relief, Praveen Kumar acknowledged that the outcome could have been far worse. He recounted the incident, stating, “It could have been a lot worse. By the grace of god we are okay and I am talking to you. I had gone to drop my nephew, but a massive truck hit my car from behind around 9:30 pm. Thank God it was a big car, else there could have been injuries.” The former pacer revealed that he initially believed only the bumper would be damaged, but upon inspection, it became apparent that the car had sustained significant harm.
Praveen Kumar has made notable contributions to Indian cricket, representing the nation across all three formats of the game. Throughout his career, he played 68 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for India, amassing an impressive tally of 78 wickets at an economy rate of 5.13 and a strike rate of 36.03. His best bowling figures in ODIs stand at 4/31.
This incident serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of accidents on the roads and emphasizes the importance of adhering to traffic rules and maintaining a high level of awareness while driving. It is crucial for everyone, including well-known personalities like Praveen Kumar, to prioritize their safety and take necessary precautions to prevent such mishaps.
As for the car itself it has suffered a huge impact and entire front end of the Land Rover Defender has been crushed. The Land Rover Defender is one of the biggest luxury SUVs in the country at the moment and is loved by a ton of famous people in the country. The Defender comes available with 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter petrol engines. There is also a 3.0-liter diesel engine on offer. Last year, the manufacturer also launched a 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine option for both the Defender 110 and 90 versions. All these engine options come with an automatic transmission as standard.
For those who might not remember back in December last year, Rishabh Pant another popular wicketkeeper batsman from the current Indian team was miraculously spared from a horrifying accident that occurred on the Delhi-Dehradun motorway in the wee hours of December 30, 2022, while he was traveling to Dehradun to visit his mother. Rishabh Pant was driving the Mercedes-AMG GLE SUV in this collision when it struck the road divider at a very high speed. The GLE had many overturns in this collision before completely exploding into ashes. In the 5-7 seconds that separated the impact and the SUV catching fire, Pant was able to escape the vehicle by smashing the glass.
Sushil Kumar, a bus driver for Haryana Roadways, and Paramjeet, the conductor of the same bus, were the first to save Rishabh Pant when his luxury automobile caught fire and crashed into a divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. When he observed the terrible collision, Kumar, who was operating a Haryana Roadways bus on the same roadway, stopped sideways to assist Pant. He first didn’t recognize Pant, but he and his conductor Paramjeet still went out of their way to assist him, showing the very best of mankind. Later on, Paramjeet noticed Pant and informed Kumar that he is a famous Indian cricket player. The cricketer was then taken to a hospital and then he underwent treatment for a long time.