The game of cricket has its pros and cons. Though normally it is not a game of grave danger, it has taken lives in the past of budding and national cricketers. So there will always be an argument against the sport.
To add to this, Australian opening batsman, Aaron Finch took a ball to his chest and was rushed to the hospital on Monday. Finch who is in England was playing a domestic game for the Yorkshire. In a game in Birmingham, Finch attempted to play a pull shot and was hit on the chest.
He was rushed to the nearby hospital after the incident. He was reportedly stable after being admitted into the hospital but couldn’t take part in the rest of the match.
Espncricinfo, a sports website, reported that the incident took place in a match between the Yorkshire 2nd XI and the Worcestershire at Brant Green in Birmingham. Finch attempted to pull a short delivery of the bowling of Chris Russel, he missed the shot and was the ball smacked on his chest.
The website also reported that Finch was in a state of discomfort after the incident and that he was rushed to the hospital immediately. It was also reported that the batsman was spitting blood even as he was taken off the field.
The maverick batsman has been a fearless opener and an able partner to David Warner in internaional cricket for Australia. He underwent a series of X-rays and tests to ascertain the level of damage.
Nothing major was found to keep Finch at the hospital and he will return to Leeds on Monday. He will get his results within a day and can expect to get back to the sport if everything is as expected.
His loss could be a major blow in the limited over games between the rivals England and Australia after the Test series.