Amit Bhandari sustained injuries on head and ear after he was attacked by a group of unidentified men during Delhi Under-23 team’s trials at St Stephen’s ground.
Former Indian pacer and chairman of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) senior selection committee was immediately taken to Sant Paramanand Hospital at Civil Lines by his colleague Sukhvinder Singh.
It was later intimated by reporters that this assault was planned and instigated by the player, whom Bhandari decided not to pick in the trials.
Responding to the shameful incident, ex-Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir also took to Twitter and called for a lifetime ban on that player. He further condemned the attack on Bhandari.
"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," Gambhir wrote, "To begin with I am calling for a life ban from all cricket for the player who orchestrated this attack post his non-selection."