Gujarat Titans wicketkeeper-batter Robin Minz injured in bike accident

Minz was bought by Titans for Rs 3.6 crore. File photo: Instagram

New Delhi: Gujarat Titans’ uncapped wicketkeeper-batter Robin Minz met with a bike accident and is currently under observation. Last year, Minz had become the first player from the Adivasi community to be a part of the IPL when Titans’ picked him for Rs 3.6 crore in the player auction.

As per a report in News18, Minz was riding his Kawasaki superbike on Saturday when he came into contact with another bike and lost control of his bike, leading to bruises on right knee. It added that the front half of the superbike was severely damaged after the collision

"He lost control when his bike came in contact with another bike. Nothing serious at the moment and he is currently under observation," Francis Minz, his father, was quoted as saying in the report.

Minz had recently come home after playing for Jharkhand in the U-23 C K Nayudu Trophy quarterfinal against Karnataka, where he hit a brilliant 137, but it wasn’t enough as the opposition took a first-innings lead. It is yet to be known if there’s a delay in him joining the Titans’ pre-season camp ahead of IPL 2024.

Minz hails from Shimal village in Jharkhand's Gumla district, while Francis, his father, is a retired Army personnel, now works as a security guard at the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi.

Minz is coached by Chanchal Bhattacharya, M S Dhoni's one-time coach, Asif Haque and S P Gautam at Sonnet Cricket Club in Ranchi.

Recently, Indian batter Shubman Gill, the Gujarat Titans’ skipper, and other national team members met Francis at the airport after the hosts registered a five-wicket win over England in the fourth Test.

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