Indian fast bowler Ashok Dinda got injured during a practice match on Monday at the Eden Gardens. The 34-year-old pacer suffered a horrific injury as was struck hard on the forehead by a straight drive from batsman Vivek Singh, who was facing him.
The incident took place during Bengal's match stimulation camp after the conclusion of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season. Dinda along with several other Bengal players was plying his trade in the practice game. However, it turned out to be a bad day for him in the office as he suffered an unexpected injury. Dinda was hit hard by the leather ball and immediately went down on the ground with physios and other players rushing for assistance. Dinda walked off the ground and was taken to a hospital for scans.
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After being hit by the shot, Dinda went down on the ground and lied there for a few minutes before getting up to bowl again and complete the over. However, he left the pitch soon after. As per report, he was taken to Nightingale Hospital where a CT scan was performed and he is fine now.
Ashok Dinda has played 13 ODIs and 9 T20Is for India and has been Bengal's leading pacer in the domestic circuit for years now.