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Ac­tor Riteish Desh­mukh (right) is counted among one of the bet­ter cricket play­ers in Bol­ly­wood, and is an in­te­gral part of the Mum­bai team of a celebrity cricket tour­na­ment. But the lat­est sea­son of the tour­na­ment didn’t start on a great note for him, as he in­jured his an­kle right be­fore the first match. Since Riteish is also the Mum­bai team’s cap­tain this sea­son, his in­jury gave his team mem­bers a scare. But the Grand Masti (2013) star went on to play the match de­spite the pain.

“Riteish hurt him­self dur­ing a prac­tice ses­sion, when Bobby Deol bowled a yorker that ac­ci­den­tally hit Riteish on his an­kle. He was in a lot of pain, and a doc­tor was con­sulted im­me­di­ately,” says an in­sider.

The ac­tor had to leave the prac­tice ses­sion mid­way. But the big­gest worry for the team was if he would be able to play the first match, since he is an im­por­tant all-rounder for the team.

We couldn’t reach Riteish, but Vikas Kapoor, the co-owner of the team, said, “The in­jury did scare us, but it was great to have Riteish back on the field soon af­ter, and to see him play the game, and even­tu­ally lead us to vic­tory.”

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