Spinner Pragyan Ojha was injured during a Duleep Trophy match after a ball struck him near the ear. The 30-year-old, who has played 24 Tests for India, was taken to hospital immediately and is now in stable condition.
The BCCI also tweeted out a photo of Ojha, who plays for India Green in the ongoing Duleep Trophy, looking fine in the hospital – he is however, still wearing a neck brace. “His health will be monitored,” the board said.
Ojha was fielding at mid-on when he went down for what looked like a harmless shot – but the awkward bounce surprised him and he was immediately in pain.
The BCCI tweeted out the video of the injury as well.
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Given the freak injuries in cricket over the last couple of years, we are glad Ojha is doing well.