Dubai: South African left-hander David Miller has recalled how a six hit by him during the Indian Premier League (IPL) had blinded an Indian policeman.

During IPL 2015, Miller’s six hit cop Alok Aich in his right eye. This resulted in him losing vision. The incident happened during Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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“It was quite a big issue, to be honest with you. It was extremely serious and I think I blinded the policeman and it was quite a situation that we had. I still remember the shot and how it went through the air and everything unravelled in a couple of days actually,” Miller, who was playing for KXIP at the time, was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.

“It came out in the press and the newspapers and was quite tough to deal with, to be completely honest with you. Fortunately, that is not going to be happening this year without the crowds,” he added.

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In IPL 2020, Miller will play for Rajasthan Royals (RR). This time, matches will be played in front of empty stands due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“This will be my first time playing in front of no crowds. But back in South Africa, we’re used to playing four-day games in front of no crowds; there’s maybe just a man and his dog there to watch. T20 and IPL, though, is going to be very different with no crowds, to be honest,” Miller said.