Indian fast-bowler beaten up by five anonymous people in Noida
He was beaten up by five anonymous people in Greater Noida and investigation has been initiated to look into this matter.
Published - Jul 21, 2017 7:23 pm | Updated - Jul 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Days after the horrific attack on Mohammed Shami‘s house in Kolkata, another Indian fast bowler has been attacked by some unknown bunch of people. Kings XI Punjab’s Parvinder Awana, who made his International debut in 2012, was beaten up by five anonymous people in Greater Noida and investigation has been initiated to look into this matter.
ANI News UP claimed through their official Twitter account that the 31-year-old fast bowler was beaten up and the local police have started the investigation. Though there is no information as yet as to who was behind the attack and why was he attacked, the Delhi man is safe currently.
Awana has been an outcast in the Indian side after he had failed to impress the selectors, who had presented him a chance in the T20I series against England in 2012. He played both the games in that series but failed to pick any wickets and has been in the oblivion since.
Youngster who emerged from IPL
His International record scarcely speaks of the talent he is, but in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he has been spectacular representing Preity Zinta’s Kings XI Punjab. He was a part of the unit from 2011 to 2014 and managed to play 33 games for the side. He picked up an impressive 39 wickets during his tenure at a decent economy of 8.26. He showed a lot of promise during this time which eventually earned him a call-up from the Indian team.
Kings XI Punjab’s best season in the IPL was 2014 and he was an integral member of that George Bailey led side which entered the finals. Though he got just seven games to play, he picked up 7 wickets and also featured in the final against Kolkata Knight Riders.
That was his final appearance in the IPL unfortunately as he failed to fascinate any of the buyers in the coming auctions. He has been a regular part of the Delhi Ranji team but due to a poor run of form, he didn’t play the whole of the last season.
Cricketer Parvinder Awana beaten up by five people in Greater Noida. Police begin investigation (file pic) pic.twitter.com/GyMOZrq7fV
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