Watch: Warner gifts signed jersey to net bowler he hit on head
David Warner, the star of Aussie’s showdown against Pakistan has gifted a signed jersey of his to Jaykishan Plaha, the Indian borne net bowler who was injured in Australian opener’s batting.
On June 8 at the Kennington Oval in London, Plaha was hit on the head by a shot from Warner during net practice session. He was collapsed and immediately taken to the nearby hospital.
A successive CT scan cleared Jaykishan Plaha of any major damage.
Warner was noticeably upset witnessing the incident and took no further participation in net sessions that day.
One week after the incident as the Australian team was back at the Kennington Oval, London for their fifth match at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against Sri Lanka on June 15, Saturday (today), David Warner stepped down to the ground before the match to meet with Jaykishan Plaha and his mother. Warner greeted Plaha with a warm hug and shared pleasantries with him.
Following that, the Aussie star said, “To come in and roll the arm over and unfortunately get hit was sad.”
“It was a real shock to us. But now he is recovering and he said he is back on his feet and bowling again in six weeks.
“We’re going to get him around the group and we’re going to get him to the Lord’s game as well. Hopefully we can keep putting a smile on his face,”
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 15, 2019
Last week, Jaykishan Plaha was hit on the head by a David Warner drive during an Australia training session.
Today, Warner met both Jaykishan and his mum before play, presented Jaykishan with an Australia shirt and wished him a speedy recovery 👏 ✊ pic.twitter.com/ZNrqnFuuau
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 15, 2019