Pakistan's Imam hospitalised after blow on the head

Nov 11, 2018, 16:20 IST | AFP

Imam, on 16, was forced to retire after a delivery from fast bowler Lockie Ferguson hit the grille of his helmet, making him dizzy before he fell to the ground. His eyes were closed, but he did not lose consciousness

Pakistan's Imam hospitalised after blow on the head
Pakistan cricketer Imam Ul-Haq lies on the pitch after being hit by a ball during the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on November 9, 2018. Pic/AFP

Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second ODI in Abu Dhabi on Friday but the match was overshadowed by an injury to opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq, 22, who was taken to hospital after being hit on the head by a short ball.

Imam, on 16, was forced to retire after a delivery from fast bowler Lockie Ferguson hit the grille of his helmet, making him dizzy before he fell to the ground. His eyes were closed, but he did not lose consciousness. Team management said that the batsman would undergo CT scans and be monitored for the next 48 hours. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board later said that scans had shown that the player had suffered no damage.

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Mithali Raj's journey from dancer to ace cricketer!

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK