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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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