5 instances when fans got injured in cricket

5 instances when fans got injured in cricket

It is every fan's dream to watch a cricket match live in the stadium at least once however, that dream turns into nightmare because of injuries.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo Source: YouTube)

The sport of cricket has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years owing to ICC’s efforts to take the sport to new countries. Recently, the cricket universe saw how teams from Japan and Thailand made their presence in prominent ICC events. Although they could not win a match, the teams showed that the sport is growing in their areas.

Besides, recently, a cricket match was hosted in Nepal which attracted a lot of fans to the stadium. Speaking of cricket stadiums, the world’s largest cricket stadium, Motera will be inaugurated soon and it will host a day-night Test between England and India in 2021 and it is expected to be jam-packed for the much-anticipated encounter.

It is every fan’s dream to watch a cricket match live in the stadium at least once however, that dream turns into nightmare sometimes because, with the advent of T20 cricket, the chances of fans getting hit by the ball are very high.

Here are 5 instances when fans got injured in cricket:

1. Hamish Rutherford gives a life lesson to a fan

Hamish Rutherford
Hamish Rutherford. (Photo Source: YouTube)

During a match between New Zealand and England in March 2013, Kiwi batsman Hamish Rutherford gave a life lesson to a spectator that he should always take note of what’s happening in the surroundings instead of just talking with his friends carelessly at a cricket stadium. The commentators on air tried to warn him but the ball hit him on his head.

The commentator said, “Look out, son!” when the ball was travelling in the air however, he continued to talk with his friends and eventually got hit by the ball. Such was his bad luck that it was the only six hit in that match.

It was later confirmed that the fan did not suffer a nasty injury but he was in pain for a long time. The commentator further described this incident and added, “Oh, it’s a Falcon! Oh, it’s a painful one too.”