Rohan Bhosale, the Railways batsman, was hospitalised after he was hit on the back of the neck while fielding at forward short leg against Tamil Nadu in their Ranji Trophy match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Bhosale turned his back to the ball when R Sathish hit a full-blooded sweep off the left-arm spinner Ashish Yadav, in the 63rd over of the innings.

Bhosale was stretchered off the field and taken to Apollo Hospitals in an ambulance, but Syed Zakaria Zuffri, Railways' batting coach, later confirmed that Bhosale was out of any serious danger.

"Rohan is absolutely fine. All the scan reports are normal," Zuffri said. "There is nothing to worry. Just as a precautionary measure, he will spend the night in the hospital and will be discharged in the morning."

Bhosale is unlikely to play any further part in the match.

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo