Duleep Trophy: Ambulance inside ground after Chintan Gaja’s wild throw injures Venkatesh Iyer

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Duleep Trophy: Ambulance inside ground after Chintan Gaja's wild throw injures Venkatesh Iyer
Duleep Trophy: Ambulance inside ground after Chintan Gaja's wild throw injures Venkatesh Iyer

Duleep Trophy: Ambulance inside ground after Chintan Gaja’s wild throw injures Venkatesh Iyer

In the middle of their Duleep Trophy match on Friday, Central Zone’s Venkatesh Iyer was injured by a reckless throw by West Zone medium pacer Chintan Gaja on follow-through.

The West Zone seamer struck the all-rounder in the head, forcing him to step back.

Iyer, who has just recently joined India’s team, got things started with a six off Gaja. He returned the next ball to Gaja, who tossed it back to Iyer. And the batter was down on the ground in pain.

Ambulance inside ground after Chintan Gaja's wild throw injures Venkatesh Iyer
Ambulance inside ground after Chintan Gaja’s wild throw injures Venkatesh Iyer

The 27-year-old made the decision to leave the field while the ambulance and stretcher were already in the centre of the field.

Iyer came back to bat but was dismissed after reaching 14. However, Ashok Menaria was fielding in Iyer’s place.