Team India and Delhi Daredevils' cricketer Rishabh Pant suffered burn injuries, while attending last rites of his father Rajendra Pant in Haridwar on Thursday.
Pant's leg caught fire during the rites and this might force him to miss Delhi's opening match of IPL 2017, against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 8.
Rishabh's father Rajendra Pant died of a prolong illness, aged 53, in Roorkee on Wednesday night.
Leaving his IPL preparation, the wicket-keeper batsman rushed to his home state for attending the last rites at Kankhal cremation site in Haridwar. When ritual were being performed at the funeral, Rishabh came in fold of the flames.
Pant suffered burn on his leg and the Kankhal cremation site management committee offered first aid to the cricketer.
Eyewitness claim the burn is not that severe but considering the high-pressure game of IPL and tough competition among players even small injuries can force elimination of a cricketer from the squad.
Rishabh hails from Roorkee and moved to bigger cities for making a career in cricket. He made his T-20 debut for India this year against England.