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WATCH: C Shamshuddin gets injured in Ranji Trophy final; KN Ananthapadmanabhan to umpire for 90 overs

Dixit Bhargav

WATCH: C Shamshuddin gets injured in Ranji Trophy final; KN Ananthapadmanabhan to umpire for 90 overs

Shamshuddin gets injured in Ranji Trophy final: The renowned umpire was hurt in the abdomen yesterday in Rajkot.

During the second day of the final match of the ongoing 86th season of the Ranji Trophy between Saurashtra and Bengal in Rajkot, renowned umpire C Shamshuddin failed to take field due to his injury following getting hit in the abdomen yesterday.

It all happened on the third delivery of the 66th over yesterday when Bengal pacer Akash Deep dismissed Saurashtra batsman Vishvaraj Jadeja (54). Having bowled Jadeja with a brilliant in-swinging delivery, Akash Deep sent back a set batsman from the home team.

As is the custom after a dismissal, someone from behind the wickets threw the ball towards the square leg umpire (Shamshuddin). However, with Shamshuddin not looking towards the ball, he got hit and was seen in pain immediately.

The extent of the injury seems to be serious for Shamshuddin won’t take further part in the match. In another surprising development, umpire KN Ananthapadmabhan was scheduled to act at the front umpire for 90 overs initially.

Stand-in umpire Piyush Kakkar, who was named to stand at square leg throughout the day, couldn’t stand at the other end because Ranji Trophy requires neutral umpires to officiate. With Kakkar being from Rajkot, Anathapadmabhan had a tough task up his sleeve.

S Ravi, who was recently dropped from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires, was present at the venue as a third umpire. Ravi replaced Kakkar in the last two sessions after Shamshuddin took care of the TV umpire duties.

C Shamshuddin gets injured in Ranji Trophy final

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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