New Delhi: Often a player gets injured while batting, bowling or fielding on the cricket field. It is common for players to get injured during the match. But, this time a strange case has come to the fore from the field. This time no player but the umpire got injured during the match. This is the umpire of Australia and his name is Bruce Oxenford.
Actually, it is being played in Australia’s domestic ODI tournament. The match was being played between Queensland and South Australia in this tournament. During this match itself, the batsman hit such a shot, due to which Bruce Oxenford was seriously injured. During the match, the batsman played a shot in the leg side. The umpire was injured by this shot.
Wishing umpire Bruce Oxenford a speedy recovery.
He’s been replaced by third umpire Donovan Koch after this nasty blow on the knee #MarshCup #QLDvSA pic.twitter.com/Orkvvl2ogo
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 26, 2022
The ball hit by the batsman went straight into the knee of Bruce Oxenford’s right leg. This injury was so dangerous that he could not even walk again from the umpire. After this Bruce had to be out of the match and in view of his condition, he was also taken to the hospital. Now the video of this incident is becoming quite viral on social media.
It is known that umpire Bruce wears a fiber guard in the match. This guard is always in his hand, but even after this he got seriously injured. Bruce retired from umpiring in international cricket only last year. He has officiated in 91 Tests, 157 ODIs and 31 T20 Internationals.
After Bruce was injured, he was replaced in the match by Donavan Coach. After this the match was started again. At the same time, South Australia won the match started with the new umpire. Batting first, South Australia scored 278 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. In response, the Queensland team could score 217 runs in the 47th over itself.