KXIP's David Miller scored an 11-ball 27 during the match against KKR at Kolkata © IANS
KXIP’s David Miller scored an 11-ball 27 during the match against KKR at Kolkata © IANS

A Kolkata Police constable sustained injuries to his right eye after getting hit by a cricket ball, which was apparently the result of a six hit by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batsman David Miller during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 9. READ: KKR defeat KXIP by 1 wicket at Eden Gardens

According to DNA, Alok Aich, the 53 year-old constable, is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Alipore in Southern Kolkata, and is believed to have lost his vision in his right eye. Aich, a driver of the Deupty Commissioner of the 5th Battalion of Kolkata Police, Debashish Sarkar, and was on duty on the G-Block of the Eden Gardens when the incident occurred. IPL 2015: Points Table and Team Standings

Aich was immediately shifted to Cricket Association of Bengal’s (CAB) medical centre, and was shifted immediately to the hospital in Alipore, where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), from where he was shifted to the general ward. The police administration has assured the constable’s family of providing help. IPL 2015: Complete Coverage

“This is a very tragic incident. It is extremely saddening to learn that he has lost his right eye. We are going to extend all kinds of help to him and his family. We will make sure he gets the best treatment at the hospital,” Special Additonal and Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Mishra was quoted as saying.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly described the incident as extremely sad, though he maintained that the South African batsman should not be held responsible.