Chandigarh: In an injury scare, Indian opener Gautam Gambhir were rushed to a local hospital here after being hit on his right wrist by a delivery during Board President XI’s game against Australia only to be discharged later without any problem.
At nearby PCA Stadium at Mohali, which is to host India’s first Test against Australia from October 1, Gambhir’s opening partner Virender Sehwag was hit on his knee by an Ishant Sharma delivery but The two incidents relating to the Indian cricket team members just days before the Mohali Test caused a minor scare, but things ended on a happy note.
First one happened inside Sector 16 cricket stadium here, where Australia is playing a three-day warm up game against the Board President’s XI. Leading the B P XI side, Gambhir, who is making a comeback after an injury, got out to a rising delivery from Australian speedster Ben Hilfenhaus.
The ball hit him near the right hand wrist area making him shake his hand for a while before returning to the pavilion. However, soon after there was a commotion of sorts as medical team at the Sector 16 stadium, comprising senior government doctors who were kept standby, rushed after being summoned.
A senior orthopedician from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here was also summoned and an ambulance was readied. Gambhir was taken to Government Multi Specialty Hospital at Sector 16 here in the car of a senior doctor, his hand wrapped in an ice pack, but returned at the stadium after being given first aid.