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Two unidentified assailants attack ex-cricketer Joginder Sharma’s father

Rohtak: Former Indian cricketer Joginder Sharma’s father was attacked by two unidentified persons at his confectionery shop. The incident occurred on Saturday night, when two assailants robbed Mr. Om Prakash Sharma, 68, and injured him with a knife in Rohtak, Haryana.

“They first tried to take cash from my pockets. But when I tried to stop them, one of the boys took out a knife and tried to stab me in my stomach,” Mr. Sharma said.

A case has been registered by the police under sections 342 and 379 B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the unidentified attackers, reports IBT.

“I stopped him by holding the knife in my hands. They then entered my shop and took all the cash from the drawer. They took nearly Rs 7,000,” Mr. Sharma said in his complaint. Adding to that he said, he then called his son Deepak and was taken to the hospital. His injuries were not very serious.

Joginder Sharma, who is an officer with the Punjab police is well known for bowling the last over in Pakistan’s innings during the final of the ICC World T20 final 2007 in Johannesburg.