Watching a gruelling contest between the bat and ball is each cricket fan’s delight, however everybody would agree that watching the batter getting hit on the head just isn’t a pleasing sight to witness. An excellent high quality bouncer is appreciated by everybody, however as quickly because it strikes the batsman on the head, reminiscence echoes again to 2014 as to what occurred to Australia’s Phil Hughes. Hughes was struck on the again of the neck by a bouncer whereas batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match in opposition to New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014, and this resulted in the demise of the cricketer.
So, from there on, even the mighty Australian crew has had a modified outlook in direction of coping with bouncers.
An identical factor occurred during Ashes 2019 when Steve Smith obtained hit on the head by a ball bowled by Jofra Archer, and instantly the batsman laid down on the pitch, sending the whole Australian cricket crew in fear. Opening batsman David Warner has opened up on just lately launched documentary of Australian cricket crew titled ‘The Test’ on Amazon Prime Video.
“When I saw him go down, we were all just like not again, not. Please it cannot happen,” stated Warner recalling the incident of Smith getting hit on the head during the second Ashes Test at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Australian cricketers Peter Siddle and Usman Khawaja additionally shared what it was wish to see Smith laying on the floor after being hit.
“I think we were all in shock. I think the worst was when he was laying there. That was probably the scariest moment for us all,” Siddle stated.
“We never thought it would happen. Never thought you could get hit in the head and die from it. And that never crossed my mind, growing up, playing cricket, until it actually happened to Hughesy,” Khawaja stated.
Steve Smith obtained hit twice on day 4 of the second Ashes Test match in opposition to England– first on the elbow after which on the neck.
He fell down after the second hit acquired by the bowling of Archer and was attended by physios from each England and Australia.
Smith had an distinctive Ashes 2019 with the bat as he scored 774 runs, scoring the most variety of runs in a sequence this century.
He is at the moment the primary batter in the ICC Test batsman rankings.