Former India pacer assaulted, Babar-Kohli comparison and more - Cricket News Today, 11th February 2019
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Former India pacer Amit Bhandari has been taken to the hospital after getting beaten by a mob of assailants in Delhi. Meanwhile, the latest ICC T20I Player Rankings have been released.
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Amit Bhandari hospitalised after getting assaulted in Delhi
Former India pacer Amit Bhandari was assaulted by a group of unidentified men wielding hockey sticks and iron rods in Delhi. The 40-year-old, who is the current chairman of selectors for Delhi's senior and U-23 teams, suffered injuries to his head and ears. He was taken to the Sant Parmanand Hospital by colleague Sukhvinder Singh.
DDCA President Rajat Sharma revealed, "We are trying to procure all details of the incident. As far as I have come to know, it is regarding one disgruntled player, who didn't make it to the probables list for the National Under-23 tournament. The SHO from the local police station has reached the ground, and I have personally spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik. The guilty will not go unpunished. I promise exemplary action against whoever is found involved in this misdeed. We will register an FIR."
The incident happened during a practice match at the St Stephen's Cricket Ground. Former India cricketers from Delhi, Gautam Gambhir and Bishen Singh Bedi, have called for strictest punishment for the accused.
Bhandari played two ODIs for India in 2000 and 2004. The right-arm pacer picked five wickets from those matches.