No kiddin’ but a cricketer had to drop out from his team after injuring himself in what’s perhaps the most unconventional way you’ve heard of.
Not what he expected
Jason Roy, the English opening batsman in the shorter formats of the game, has been playing for Surrey in the Natwest T20 blast and in an encounter against Hampshire’s teen bowling sensation Mujeeb Ur Rahman where he got dismissed, Roy angrily threw his bat down and it bounced back, hitting his face.
Prolific opener for England
Roy has been an established member of the national team in the shorter formats after the 2015 World Cup. In 65 ODIs, he amassed 2442 runs at an average of 39.06 and 674 runs in 31 matches with an average of 21.74. His highest point came in 2016 when he scored a career-best 162 versus Sri Lanka. It was the second highest score by an English batsman as of then. In fact, he scored a cracking 82 of 61 in the record-breaking match this year between England and Australia, where England scored a whopping 481/6 in 50 overs, the highest ODI score till date.
Daunting injuries among cricketers over the years
Remember Matthew Hayden’s unexpected attack? The Aussie legendary batsman’s injury happened in 2006 when he was out of the squad due to a finger injury. His situation only got worse after a jog outside, where a local dog bit his ankle and had to be rushed to a hospital.
Another incident happened with Mark Boucher which unfortunately ended his career. The incident happened in England during a tour match versus Somerset when he was struck by a ball while he was keeping the stumps without wearing a helmet. He had no choice but to announce retirement from his 14-year long career.