Fans can heave a sigh of relief as the official Twitter account of the BCCI has confirmed that left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha is doing fine after suffering a freak injury while fielding during the match between India Green and India Blue in Duleep Trophy.
The post from the account read “Pragyan Ojha is doing fine. His health will be monitored.”
The spinner sustained the injury in the 63rd over of India Blue’s second innings while fielding for India Green at mid-on. He was hit 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 off the bat of Pankaj Singh and Shreyas Gopal was the bowler. As soon as he got hit, he was seen in a semi-conscious state and needed immediate medical assistance. He was soon stretchered off the ground before being taken to a nearby hospital for tests.
Watch the incident when he got injured:
Meanwhile, the match did not end on a good note for Ojha as well as for India Green. The spinner 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 the 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 a paltry 237. Chasing the mammoth target, Suresh Raina led India Green ended on 179 for 4 and as a result, India Blue sealed their spot in the final against India Red.