IPL 2012: Sahil Peerzada discharged from hospital

RCB cricketer Luke Pomersbach allegedly assaulted model-turned-businessman Sahil Peerzada PTI

New Delhi: May 21, 2012

Sahil Peerzada, who was assaulted and injured while resisting an Indian Premier League cricketer’s alleged attempt to molest his American fiancee Zohail Hameed at a hotel here last week, was discharged from hospital Monday.

Peerzada underwent a surgery after his ear was injured when Luke Pomersbach, an Australian who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL, punched him.

Pomersbach allegedly hit Peerzada when he objected to the cricketer’s bid to molest his fiancee.

After being allegedly hit by the cricketer, Peerzada was admitted to a hospital here Friday morning.

“I am feeling a little unwell,” Peerzada told reporters after being discharged from the hospital.

He alleged that Pomersbach punched him three-four times. “Pomersbach misbehaved with Zohail. That’s it. I politely asked him to leave. He did not,” said Peerzada.

Peerzada said RCB owner Sidhartha Mallya is a “nice guy and good host” but he should apologise for casting aspersions on the character of Hameed.

On Friday, Sidhartha Mallya had tweeted: “The girl who is accusing luke is saying he hit her ‘fiance’… what a load of f****** s***. She was all over me last night and asked for my bbm (blackberry messenger) pin, so if he was her fiance she wasn’t exactly behaving like a future wife.”

Hameed, whom Pomersbach is alleged to have molested at the ITC Maurya Hotel here early Friday morning, sent the Mallya scion a legal notice for his tweets casting aspersions on her character. She also filed a complaint with the Delhi Commission for Women against him. (IANS)