Parvinder Awana    AFP
Parvinder Awana AFP

Greater Noida [Uttar Pradesh]: India’s first-class cricketer Parvinder Awana was on Friday beaten up by a group of five unknown people in Greater Noida. It is reported that Awana was returning from Haridwar and while passing Greater Noida, five unknown people, who were travelling by car along with a girl, attacked him. The group of people, who was running away after having a fight in ice factory, thought that Awana was chasing them and, therefore, they overtook his car before assaulting the cricketer.

The five goons reportedly belong to Ghanghola village of Greater Noida. The state police have started investigation into the assault.

This is not the first time when Awana has been caught in such a situation. As per media reports, the Delhi pacer was punched repeatedly by a Noida policemen after an argument over parking in 2014.

The 31-year-old cricketer is currently a part of Kings XI Punjab squad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Awana has also made two appearances for India and that came in a T20I series against England in 2012.