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.
Veteran #Bengal batsman #ManojTiwary was felicitated by Bengal coach #ArunLal on his 100th appearance for the team before the start of #RanjiTrophy final today.#CAB#SAUvBEN#SupportTeamBengal pic.twitter.com/iDebq1hOav
— CABCricket (@CabCricket) March 9, 2020
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
For more cricket-related news, click here.