Indian Cricketer Suresh Raina, who has been named the captain of the India Blue team for the Duleep Trophy, was travelling from Ghaziabad to Kanpur to take part in one of the matches in the tournament, scheduled to be held at the Green Park Stadium on Wednesday.

By God grace, the discarded Indian cricketer had a providential escape when one of the tyres of the Range Rover he was travelling in burst near Etawah early on Tuesday, police said.

One of the rear tyres of the Range Rover SUV burst near Friend’s Colony in Etawah. Police said if the car had been travelling at high speed, the consequences could have been disastrous.

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The police arranged for another vehicle to enable Raina to complete the journey.

The cricketer’s vehicle did not have a spare tyre and he was stranded for some time until locals informed the police and he was sent in another vehicle to Kanpur. The incident happened at 2 a.m.

DSP Rajesh Kumar Singh said that Raina was at the wheels when the incident took place.

There was no injury to him, the police said.