Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) selector Amit Bhandari was attacked by goons during a U23 match at St Stephens College Grounds on Monday. The former cricketer picked up injuries near his head and ear and was rushed to the Sant Paramanand Hospital at Civil Lines by his friend Sukhvinder Singh. The incident did not go down well with Delhi cricketers who took to social media to slam the culprits. Also Read - IND vs ENG: Michael Vaughan Feels Jonny Bairstow's Days Are Numbered in England Team, Says Can't See Him Batting This Summer
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir condemned the attack and his post read, “Disgusted to see this happen right in the heart of the Capital. This can’t slip under the carpet and I will personally ensure it doesn’t. To begin with I am calling for a life ban from all cricket for the player who orchestrated this attack post his non-selection.” Also Read - India Head Coach Ravi Shastri on Life in Bio-bubble: Building Bonds, Talking Cricket, Understanding Each Other
Former India opener Virender Sehwag too condemned the attack as he recommended stringest action for the culprits and his post read, “The attack on Delhi selector Amit Bhandari for not picking a player is a new low and I am hopeful that stringent action will be taken against the culprit and adequate measures will be taken to avoid such incidents.”
And finally another Delhi cricketer and current India opener Shikhar Dhawan wrote, “I can’t believe this has happened to @Amitbhandari110 bhaiya. It is sad, shocking and cowardly. This needs urgent investigation and the strictest action should be taken against the culprits.”
Dhawan will soon be seen playing for India when Australia come to India for a limited overs series.