New Zealand women’s team international Sophie Devine warmed hearts at the domestic Super Smash tournament while also making history with the bat. Appearing for Wellington Women, the all-rounder came out all guns blazing and scored a 38-ball 108 against the Otago Women. The knock was studded with 9 fours and 9 sixes. Incredibly, the chase of 129 was aced in just 8.4 overs.
One of the 9 sixes hit by Devine unfortunately hit a young girl who was spectating the game. Although the shot was hit with brute force, the girl was thankfully alright. Immediately after the match ended, the New Zealander went and met the young girl to check on her.
WATCH – Devine checks on girl; gives away gear and takes picture
After checking on the young fan, Devine also spent some time with the girl and gave away some of her cricketing gear. She then took a picture with her before leaving. This heartwarming gesture by the women cricketer has since then, gone viral with fans calling her a ‘class act’.
This is not the first time an incident like this has occurred. Notably, in an IPL match, Chris Gayle had hit a young girl on the head with a six. He then visited the girl at the hospital to check on her and gave away his ‘Most Sixes in the Match’ medal to her.