South African cricketer Richard Levi who scored the fastest ever T20I century in 2012, was taken to hospital after being hit by a delivery from bowler Josh Tongue in the Championship match at Wantage Road, on Sunday.
After Levi’s sudden injury, an early lunch was called and the injured player was sent to hospital in an ambulance.
“Levi on his way to hospital in ambulance,” tweeted Worcestershire after he had received treatment in the middle of the pitch and the umpires opted to call an early lunch.
However, the stricken 29- year-old batsman was discharged from the hospital later in the day. “Given the all clear after my blow this afternoon. Thankfully no fracture just a concussion and observation. Thanks to all those who helped,” Levi tweeted.
But unfortunately he will now have to be out of cricket for mandatory six days as part of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s concussion protocols as cricket tightened up its procedures after the death of Phillip Hughes.
To be noted, Levi played 13 T20I matches for South Africa thus far. He smashed an unbeaten 117 off just 51 balls, back in February 2012, against New Zealand in Hamilton. He completed his century off 45 balls during that innings which is still the fastest T20 international century.