Allrounder in procession celebrating his selection in to India squad October 29, 2007

Praveen Kumar in an injury scare

Praveen Kumar, the Uttar Pradesh allrounder, has escaped unscathed after he fell from an open jeep during a reception organised after his return to Meerut from the Challenger Trophy.

The procession had been organised by his fans to celebrate his selection in to the Indian squad for the first two one-dayers against Pakistan.

He was rushed to the hospital and X-rays did not reveal any injury, police said. Kumar then went for a practice session to a nearby ground.

Kumar took nine wickets for India Red in the Challenger Trophy, but his side lost to India Blue in the final.