Cricket fans witnessed a horrific accident in which Nottinghamshire Outlaws bowler Luke Fletcher was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after being hit on the head. Because of the incident, play in the Notts' T20 Blast game against Birmingham was suspended for more than half an hour.
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Although injuries are part and parcel of every sport, some of them can be unbearable to watch and it can leave the fans in tears. This kind of incident happened during a T20 match where Luke Fletcher's first ball was driven ferociously straight back by Sam Hain and struck him on the head in his follow-through. Luke’s teammates along with the batsman, everybody was shocked when they saw the fast bowler went down to ground holding his head.
Dear God in heaven this could have killed Luke Fletcher..... pic.twitter.com/Q7tWN90khD— Thomas Walsh (@ThomasWalsh1) July 8, 2017
Notts physio James Pipe reached there to helped him. The 28-year-old was able to walk off the pitch, with towels wrapped around his head and he was taken straight to the hospital. Later his team mate Jake Ball tweeted a photograph of him taking oxygen.
In this match Birmingham beat Nottinghamshire by six wickets. Fletcher himself tweeted late on Saturday night.
Thanks for the messages. Shame about the result. Congrats to the bears!! Time for a few paracetamol 😉— FLETCH19 (@fletcherluke) July 8, 2017
Cricket is considered as a very sensitive game for the players since the terrible accident that led to the death of Australia's Philip Hughes when he was struck on the back of the head batting for South Australia against New South Wales in Sydney in 2014.