Sehwag, Gambhir ‘Disgusted’ by Attack on Delhi Cricket Selector
Former India pacer and current DDCA chairman of the senior selection committee Amit Bhandari was attacked by a group of unidentified goons during the Under-23 state trials at St Stephens ground in Delhi on Monday.
Bhandari was hit by iron rods and hockey sticks at the trials, before being rushed to a hospital by his co-selector Sukhvinder Singh. The goons fled the spot before the police could arrive. Bhandari got 7 stitches for cuts on his legs and head.
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir both took to Twitter to show their support for Bhandari.
Gambhir in fact even called for a life ban on the player who hired the goons to attack the selector. He tweeted, “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.”
Sehwag Tweeted saying, “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.”