Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda suffered a mishap while bowling at the Eden Gardens on Monday. The right-arm pacer was bowling in the nets when he received a nasty blow on his head. The Bengal players were training under the watchful eyes of legendary batsman VVS Laxman at the iconic stadium.
Ashok Dinda was bowling to his teammate and left-handed batsman Vivek Singh. Singh hit one hard towards Dinda and the latter failed to get out of the way in time or catch the ball in his followthrough. He managed to get some part of his hand to the ball but it still went on to hit him on his head with good force. As soon as he received the blow, he wobbled before sinking to his haunches and sitting on the ground.
He was soon mobbed by his teammates and the support staff as they rushed towards the bowler to help him. After a while, he stood up and even bowled a couple of deliveries. However, he felt uneasy after that and the team-management soon sent him to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
According to Bengali news outlet Ebela, the pacer was walking unaided when he headed towards the car to go to the hospital.
Dinda was practising for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with his teammate. The 34-year old recently had a decent outing in the Ranji Trophy where he picked up 28 wickets in 8 games including one five-wicket haul. The Bengal star, nonetheless, last played for India way back in 2013 during the home series against England. After making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2009, Dinda represented the national team in 13 ODIs and 9 T20Is, picking up a total of 29 wickets across formats.