Coulter-Nile taken to hospital after suffering from Vertigo

In a breaking incident which took the cricket fraternity by a shock, Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile was rushed to local hospital with immediate effect after suffering from vertigo during the Big Bash League fixture.

Coulter-Nile taken to hospital after suffering from Vertigo
Nathan Coulter-Nile suffers from Vertigo

This week, Perth Scorchers fast bowler’s name was listed in the team sheet for Australia’s tour of India to play ODI and T20I series.

Everything was fine until he bowled the fifth delivery of his final over in the T20 game against the Adelaide Strikers after which he indicated that he was not well.

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Post this sudden decline in body condition, he consulted with Perth skipper Mitchell Marsh and then bowled the final ball of his last spell before sitting down on the ground.

Physio has his say on Coulter-Nile

The team physio Chris Quinnell rushed to the spot and checked Coulter-Nile’s condition. “Nathan was hit with a bad bout of vertigo at the end of his final bowling over,” Perth’s physio Chris Quinnell said.

“He was taken to hospital after the game as a precaution and will be monitored over the next few hours,” Quinnell said on the BBL website.

Coulter-Nile had previously been a star performer for the side, smashing a quick-fire 25 runs from just 8 balls with as many as three sixes and a four before taking 2-28 from his 4 overs, nonetheless, Adelaide clinched the match by 5 wickets.

His inclusion in Australia’s squad for the India tour came after he was expelled out of recent home limited-overs matches with a back spasm.

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