Ojha dismissed a set Pujara on Day Four © PTI
Ojha dismissed a set Pujara on Day Four © PTI

Bad news for India Green as their front-line bowler Pragyan Ojha suffered a head injury during their match against India Green in Duleep Trophy 2016-17. India Green have failed to impress with their performance and are lagging behind by a huge amount of runs and now face more trouble with Ojha being injured. As the player was fielding during India Blue’s second innings, he got hit by a ball straight on his head. Videos suggested that the player was in a semi-conscious state and needed immediate medical assistance, which was provided, as per Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Live Updates: India Green vs India Blue, Duleep Trophy 2016, Day 4

BCCI tweeted, “Pragyan Ojha suffers freak head injury in @Paytm Duleep Trophy match, taken to hospital for tests” and attached a video of the player getting injured.

India Blue earlier had gathered a humongous 707 in their first innings. India Green failed to respond to the challenge, scoring only 237 at the end of their innings. Gambhir decided not to implement follow-on and India Blue kept on batting, scoring another 298 runs. At the end of India Blue’s second innings, they have a lead of 768 runs.

India Blue has a very string batting line-up, which was evident from the way they played. Gautam Gambhir, the skipper, and Dinesh Karthik were obvious to shine with the bat looking at the talent and experience they have but players like Mayank Agarwal and Sheldon Jackson stole the limelight having scored a lot of runs. Their bowling has been exceptionally well, with Abhimanyu Mithun and Karn Sharma scalping wickets regularly.

Here is the video that BCCI associated with the tweet from their official account:


Ojha, before suffering the blow on head, took three wickets for India Green. He dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma and Mohit Sharma.