In a shocking incident reported from NCR’s Greater Noida region, Indian first class cricketer Parvinder Awana was beaten up by a group of unidentified goons on Friday.

The alleged brawl took place when the Kings Xl Punjab cricketer was returning back home from Haridwar, and while passing through Greater Noida, a group of 5 men got into a fight with the 31-year-old.

The sequence of events is still not clear but according to a report in Indian Express, SHO of Kasna village Jitendra Kumar said, “The cricketer crossed five men and a woman who were in a car. There was an argument between the two sides. He tried to intervene and was manhandled by them.”

Police have launched an investigation into the matter and are hunting the 5 accused who were reportedly escaping from the scene after having a fight in a nearby factory.

Awana who plays for the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League has also represented India in two T-20 games against England. He has also scaled 191 wickets in his List ‘A’ career playing for Delhi.

In a similar incident reported earlier in the week from West Bengal’s Jadavpur another Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami was troubled by intruders in his society over parking issues. Shami’s wife later filed an FIR with the local police and the accused were presented before a local court.