WATCH: Ashok Dinda struck on the forehead while attempting catch
Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda was hit on the forehead while attempting a sharp caught-and-bowled chance during Bengal’s Twenty 20 practice match at Eden Gardens on Monday. The incident happened when batsman Birender Vivek Singh hit straight and Dinda attempted the catch on his follow through but it slipped from his hand and hit his forehead, a Bengal support staff member is quoted as saying by PTI.
#WATCH:Pacer Ashok Dinda got injured after he was hit on forehead at Eden Gardens in Kolkata today during Bengal’s T20 practice match for Mushtaq Ali championship.A medical team treated Dinda&he completed over after that.Doctors conducted his CT Scan&said there is nothing serious pic.twitter.com/XpT6FOTAFJ
— ANI (@ANI) 11 February 2019
Dinda was seen lying on the ground with his hands on his forehead after the ball made impact as teammates rushed to his help. Later medical staff at the Eden Gardens also attended to him at the ground.
He was able to walk off the field, allaying fears of a serious injury. “Dinda looked fine as he completed the over before returning back to the dressing room. As a precautionary measure, he was taken for scans. There is nothing alarming but he has been advised two days of rest,” a CAB official told PTI.
Dinda, who has been an integral part of Bengal’s domestic setup for over a decade, played 13 ODIs and 9 T20Is for India between 2010 and 2013.
The 2011 Mushtaq Ali champions Bengal open their domestic T20 campaign against Mizoram in their group D fixture at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on February 21. Bengal failed to make the final at home last season after finishing third in the Super League Group B.