West Indies pacer Oshane Thomas involved in a car crash in Jamaica
Thomas was picked by the Rajasthan-based franchise for his base price of INR 50 lakhs in the IPL 2020 Auction.
Updated - Feb 18, 2020 11:26 am
West Indies pacer Oshane Thomas, who was last seen in action against Ireland, left his mark in the ODI by scalping three wickets in his spell and playing a prime role in cruising his side towards the triumph. The 23-year-old has been touted to emerge as one of the vital cogs of West Indies’ squad ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup.
However, in a surprising turn of events, Thomas was involved in a car crash on Highway 2000 in Jamaica on Sunday. The Audi motor car which Thomas was driving overturned during the collision. But according to reports, he was conscious and responsive after the accident and he was immediately taken to the hospital. Post Thomas’ unfortunate car crash, West Indies Players’ Association also extended wishes to the pacer for a speedy recovery.
“WIPA extends best wishes to West Indies and Jamaica fast-bowler Oshane Thomas who was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday, February 16 in Jamaica,” the West Indies Players’ Association said in a statement as quoted by IndiaToday.
“Thomas was reportedly involved in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 2000 near Old Harbour in St. Catherine and was taken to hospital. WIPA’s executive and staff would like to extend our sympathies to Oshane. We wish for him a speedy and full recovery.”
Oshane Thomas was snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2020
Meanwhile, West Indies are next slated to lock horns with Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series starting from 22 February. Thomas is not a part of the Caribbean squad that will be travelling to Sri Lanka for the series. If the pacer is not included in the T20I series against the Islanders too, Thomas will be seen plying his trade for Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League.
Thomas was picked by the Rajasthan-based franchise for his base price of INR 50 lakhs in the IPL 2020 Auction. In the previous season of the cash-rich league, the 6 foot 6 inch tall Jamaican pacer was bought for INR 1.5 crore by the Royals. He scalped five wickets in his four appearances for the franchise including best figures of 2/6.