2022 Ends With Black Friday, Heeraba, Pele No More; Pant Seriously Injured

| Updated: December 30, 2022 3:45 pm

The last Friday of 2022 seems to have brought with it a hattrick of sad unfoldings. “Black Friday” as it is now being labelled, began with the midnight news of Brazilian football legend having breathed his last at Sao Paulo, late Thursday night. While India was still sleeping, Heeraba, PM Modi’s mother passed away at the U.N. Mehta Hospital at Ahmedabad. 

Though admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning after she complained of uneasiness breathing on Tuesday night, Heeraba finally departed at 3:30 am Friday. She was in her centenary year. 

Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, famously called Pelé, passed away at age 82 at a hospital in Sao Paulo on Thursday. 

Black Pearl, as he was titled, had been battling cancer for a while and recently, his health condition worsened during hospital stay to regulate his cancer medication, doctors had announced earlier this week. 

Finally, when news started trickling in of the two unfortunate events, early Friday morning was splashed with coverage also of cricketer Rishabh Pant’s near-fatal accident in Haridwar. He was rushed to a hospital in Dehradun. 

The moment cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car crashed into a divider has been retrieved from a security camera. Chilling footage from Uttarakhand showed the Mercedes-AMG GLE43 Coupe hitting the divider at high speed. His vehicle caught fire following the collision near Roorkee and he had to break the windscreen of the car to escape.

The cricketer suffered cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his knee and several other injuries on his wrist, legs, and back, according to an official statement.

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