Andre Russell head injury: Watch Jamaican all-rounder gets hit by vicious Hardus Viljoen bouncer

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 13/09/2019

Andre Russell head injury: The Jamaican all-rounder was hit in the head by a vicious bouncer from St Lucia’s overseas fast bowler.

During the ninth match of the seventh season of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks at Sabina Park, Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder Andre Russell was hit in near his right ear by St Lucia Zouks fast bowler Hardus Viljoen.

It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 14th over when Russell missed a pull off a brutal bouncer from Viljoen. As a result, the ball hit him straight on the uncovered part of his helmet. The 31-year all-rounder immediately fell on the ground and became a source of concern for everyone present on the ground.

While Russell got up by himself, he had to leave the field on a stretcher. Russell was immediately taken for a CT scan which cleared him off any serious injury. However, he was advised to not take any further part in the match.

Russell, who came in to bat at No. 6 in the 13th over, was yet to get off the mark when he got hit. After St Lucia captain Darren Sammy won the toss and sent the hosts in to bat, Tallawahs scored 170/5 in their allotted quota of 20 overs on the back of wicket-keeper batsman Glenn Phillips’ 58 (34) with the help of eight fours and a six.

A batting promotion for Zouks all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall saw him giving his team an advantage in the powerplay itself. Having scored 75 (30) with the help of four fours and eight sixes after opening the batting, Cornwall aided Zouks to seal the chase in the 17th over.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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