Duleep Trophy: Pragyan Ojha Hit on Head By Ball During Fielding
Pragyan 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
- Pragyan Ojha was hit on the head by a ball while fielding
- Pragyan Ojha is playing for India Green vs India Blue in Duleep Trophy
- Ojha took three wickets in India Blue's second innings
Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was taken to hospital for tests after he suffered a freak head injury while fielding during the Duleep Trophy match between India Blue and India Green on Wednesday. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) later tweeted a picture of Ojha, saying that he was fine but his health would be monitored.
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. The impact brought him down immediately before he was stretchered off the ground. Later, he was taken to the nearby hospital for tests.
UPDATE - Pragyan Ojha is doing fine. His health will be monitored. pic.twitter.com/rpXTV8uDz5- BCCI (@BCCI) September 7, 2016
"Pragyan Ojha suffers freak head injury in @Paytm Duleep Trophy match, taken to hospital for tests," the BCCI tweeted on the incident.
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.