Under-19 cricket captain Ishan Kishan arrested for rash driving

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jan 13, 2016 18:18 IST
India’s under-19 cricket captain Ishan Kishan was arrested in Patna for rash driving, which has thrown up questions over whether he will participate in the junior World Cup starting on January 27 in Bangladesh. (HT FIle Photo)

India’s under-19 cricket captain Ishan Kishan was briefly held in Patna for rash driving, police said on Wednesday, just days before the junior World Cup kicks off in Bangladesh.

17-year-old Kishan, a wicket-keeper batsman, is scheduled to leave for Dhaka along with the rest of the team members on January 20 for the tournament.

India begin their campaign in the World Cup, starting January 27, against Ireland on January 28. Rahul Dravid is coach of the team.

“Let the report come. We will take appropriate action,” BCCI joint-secretary Amitabh Choudhary told HT. Choudhary is convener of the junior cricket committee of the BCCI.

Kishan was driving his father’s car when he rammed it into an autorickshaw on Tuesday evening in Bihar’s capital.

Two occupants of the three-wheeler -- a middle aged woman and a 20-year-old girl -- were injured in the accident, the police added.

The cricketer was assaulted by some people before police were called to intervene. However, no case was lodged in connection with the incident.

Kankabarbagh police station SHO Vijay Kumar Mishra said the situation was brought under control after the cricketer’s father Pranav Pandey, a builder, promised to bear the cost of the injured’s treatment and also for repairing the autorickshaw.

Kishan is a native of Bihar but plays for Jharkhand. He has scored 736 runs with one century and five half-centuries, in 10 first-class games and boasts an average of 40.88.

Kishan was made the U-19 captain on the basis of his impressive leadership in the tri-nation series final India won against Sri Lanka on December 21.

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