The West Indies were hit by a major setback during the inaugural Test match against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium, Galle. Jeremy Solozano, who was making his international debut, had to be stretchered off the field after he dealt with a nasty blow on his helmet.
The horrible incident took place on the fourth ball of the 24th over off Roston Chase’s bowling. SL’s skipper and opening batter Dimuth Karunaratne pulled a short delivery straight towards Solozano, who was placed as a short-leg fielder. The ball was smashed on the front of his helmet grille and the scoop stretcher was out to carry him off the field.
This led to a tense scene all over the stadium as the medical staff were out trying to examine the proceedings while the youngster remained unmoved on the ground. Notably, the rear part of the helmet had also come off after its contact with the ball. However, the game continued as usual after the injured player was rushed to the nearby hospital.
Here’s the full video of the bizarre incident from SL vs WI Galle Test:
Twitterati prays for Jeremy Solozano’s speedy recovery
The netizens were quick to acknowledge this occurrence from the red-ball game in the island nation. Soon after the ball hit the debutant, many heartfelt messages and wishes flooded all over on various social media platforms. Let’s look at some of the top tweets: