Cricketer Praveen Kumar was in for a shock on Monday when his gold chain was stolen from the dressing room of the Vidarbha Cricket Association ground in Nagpur. Though he has registered a complaint with the local police, there has been no luck in finding the valuable.
The 28-year-old was playing for Uttar Pradesh against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Indian pacer usually wears the chain on the field, but decided to keep it with the team manager in the pavilion.
The manager returned the chain to Praveen after the match, but the pacer reportedly removed it while changing from his cricketing outfit to casual attire. Praveen forgot it on the chair outside the players' area and headed to the team hotel.
At the hotel, it struck Praveen that he had left the chain behind, but by then it was too late.
"I did not wear the chain on Monday and left it with the manager, who returned it to me after the game. But I forgot it at the ground... I have filed a complaint at the Sadar police station, hoping to find it soon," said Praveen.
"We have registered a complaint regarding the stolen chain. We've checked the kitbags of the Rajasthan players... the UP players had left the ground by the time we reached," said GK Rathod, senior inspector at the station. "It's a big loss for me.
The chain weighed 250 grams and cost me around Rs 7.5 lakh," said Praveen.