September 7, 2016 7:36:20 pm
Pragyan Ojha suffered a freak head injury during the during the Duleep Trophy clash between India Blue and India Green in Greater Noida on Wednesday. He collapsed on the field and was later taken to a nearby hospital. The BCCI announced that he was recovering well in a tweet.
The incident happened in the 63rd over of India Blue’s second innings as Ojha, while fielding for India Green at mid-on, was dealt a blow on the left side of his head after the ball bounced viciously in front of him, forcing him to take evasive action. The ball came from the bat of Pankaj Singh and Shreyas Gopal was the bowler.
India Blue players quickly surrounded the left-arm spinner as he collapsed and umpires announced a break to the game to make sure Ojha got the necessary treatment. He had to be stretchered off the field when he lost consciousness and was later transferred to a nearby hospital. According to reports, India Green head coach WV Raman assisted him to the hospital. The Hyderabad player underwent a CT scan and has since been recovering from the injury. Updates on his availability for the rest of the match or the tournament is awaited.
Pragyan Ojha suffers freak head injury in @Paytm Duleep Trophy match, taken to hospital for testshttps://t.co/2HQPbG3zmF
— BCCI (@BCCI) 7 September 2016
Ojha went wicket-less in the first innings before taking three in the second innings of India Blue which ended at 288 in 66.2 overs, setting the Green team an improbable 769-run target on fourth and final day of the game. India Blue had posted a mammoth 707 in the first innings and India Green in response could only manage 237.
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