Duleep Trophy 2022: After getting struck on the neck by a throw from Chintan Gaja during the Duleep Trophy on Friday, Venkatesh Iyer was the victim of an unfortunate occurrence.
Gaja unprovoked threw a regular ball at the batter after he had merely protected it, forcing the latter to leave in an ambulance. At the SNR College Cricket Ground in Coimbatore.
The ongoing Duleep Trophy match between West Zone and Central Zone witnessed an unruly incident occur during the second day of play on Friday, finally resulting in the calling of an ambulance to the middle of the ground.
In a challenging situation, Central’s all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer was batting against medium bowler Chintan Gaja when the latter’s reckless toss sent him crashing to the ground.
Duleep Trophy 2022: Whole Highlights, West Zone VS Central Zone
As the first team to bat, West Zone amassed a remarkable 257 points thanks to half-centuries from Prithvi Shaw and Rahul Tripathi. After Rinku Singh was removed by Chintan Gaja to bring Venkatesh Iyer to the crease.
Central responded by losing wickets one after the other, leaving them stranded at 66-5. Early in the innings, the capped hitter seemed eager to establish his intentions. So he dragged the bowler for a six to establish his dominance.
When the 27-year-old made a horrifying error, Gaja’s subsequent delivery, which he appeared to be furious about, brought a defense. Iyer was struck in the neck by the ball as he furiously threw it toward the stumps. That causes the batter to collapse in agony.
Before the umpires called for an ambulance to accompany him to the hospital for treatment. And all of the players gathered around him. Iyer eventually came back to the crease and finished his innings at 14(9). While Gaja only grabbed one wicket despite Central being dismissed for 128 runs. West Zone are currently sailing away at 254/5 and are well-positioned to move on to the final.
Duleep Trophy 2022: Venkatesh Iyer Refuse To Go With Ambulance
Later, Iyer returned to the ground, and Tanush Kotian fired him on the number 14. He was also brought to the hospital for the usual scans, and after being cleared, he was released.
Iyer, who has participated in two ODIs and nine T20Is, has not been given a chance by selection. I took a blow below the ear. Initially, it was a shock, but I’m good now “the all-rounder for KKR stated.
He replied, “I don’t know, I have been put under 24-hour monitoring. I don’t know if I’ll be able to play in the second innings. I’ll have to wait and see what happens.”