Manoj Tiwary © PTI
Doctors advised two days rest to Manoj Tiwary © PTI (File Photo)

By Sandipan Banerjee

Dec 17, 2014

There were scary scenes at Eden Gardens on Wednesday when Manoj Tiwary, the Bengal batsman, was hit by a bouncer by Abhimanyu Mithun during the second round Ranji Trophy match between Bengal and Karnataka. Tiwary was on strike when he tried to leave a bouncer of Mithun off the first ball of the 39th over of Bengal’s second innings. But the right-handed batsman misjudged the pace and bounce of the ball and it hit his helmet.

In a state of shock, all the players including Mithun went up to Tiwary and the Bengal physio also came in. The ball hit Tiwary’s brand new white helmet and it seemed to have cracked, which forced a replacement.

Even after being hit, Tiwary batted for almost four overs before being bowled by Vinay Kumar in the 43rd over. He was immediately taken to the hospital on returning to the dressing room, where doctors took an MRI scan. The scan revealed no severe damage, but as a precautionary measure doctors advised him to take two days rest.

(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter at Cricket Country. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mountain trekking, river rafting and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)