Meerut: Multannagar resident businessman Dinesh Sharma has accused former Team India bowler Praveen Kumar of assault. The businessman alleges that Praveen also pushed his seven-year-old son. He said Praveen was intoxicated. Praveen was allegedly infuriated when he was not given side by a bus as the schoolchildren getting down. The businessman complained at the TP Nagar police station.
‘Children were getting off the bus, but Praveen continued to blow horn’:Dinesh Sharma said that his seven-year-old son Yashvardhan studies in Meerut Public School, Vedavyaspuri. He goes and returns by a school bus. On Saturday afternoon, the bus came to Multannagar to drop him.
Dinesh was waiting for his son on a bike near a petrol pump on Baghpat Road. Praveen too arrived in his car when the children were getting off the bus. Praveen started blowing the horn of the car again and again. I could not tolerate the wait from them.
‘Praveen was inebriated’: According to the victim, Praveen Kumar was a drunk. He lost his temper after a slight delay in getting the bus out of the way. Dinesh alleged that Praveen pushed his bike, breaking his finger. The son sitting with him also got hurt as he fell from the bike. After this Praveen left the spot.
Praveen said – Dinesh broke my nose: Praveen Kumar denied the charge of the businessman. He said that there was a minor conflict in the colony. Dinesh’s attack hurt his nose. He did not want to aggravate the case.So he did not complain to the police.
Dinesh and Praveen neighbours, will take action after probe, says SP City: SP City Akhilesh Narayan told- Dinesh and Praveen are neighbours. We are investigating the matter, only then will further action be taken. TP Nagar SO Dinesh Chandra told- Deepak has been given medical treatment. The investigation is being done on the basis of complaint. We also reached Praveen’s house, but he was not there.
Know about Praveen Kumar and his career
Praveen Kumar became an immediate superstar for India when he bagged 10 wickets in 4 matches during the series in Australia in the year 2008. Kumar earned the Man of the Match award in the final game of the tournament for his phenomenal performance, ensuring an emphatic Indian win over the Aussies.
He had the ability to swing the ball on the flattest of pitches and thus he was Team India’s first choice bowler with the new ball. Kumar soon replicated his strong international performances in the IPL, picking up a hat-trick in the 2010 edition of the tournament for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He became a regular feature in the Indian limited-overs side and played 68 ODIs for India, which yielded him 77 scalps.
The Meerut-born bowler was dropped from the Indian team after a string of poor performances in the 2012 edition of Asia Cup, and could never make it to the Indian team again.