Cricket is a game of passion and emotions, especially for the players involved in the game. They want to do their best to ensure that their teams win every game it plays. This passionate or emotional intensity often leads to players doing things they wouldn’t usually do. As a result, they end up hurting themselves.
A very similar case has come to the notice of the cricketing world in the form of Devon Conway. The New Zealand batter is said to have injured himself while venting his frustration when he got out against England in the semifinals of the T20 World Cup. The official statement by the New Zealand Cricket said, “Conway sustained the injury when he stuck his bat immediately after being dismissed in the semifinal win over England in Abu Dhabi – with an X-ray today confirming a break to his right-hand fifth metacarpal,” reports PTI.
The left-handed batter had scored a well-made 46 to help his team’s cause but was frustrated when he couldn’t quite get his team over the line. However, the job was later performed by the opener Daryl Mitchell who played a fabulous knock of 72 runs to win the game for his team with an over to spare.
This injury has left the New Zealand team susceptible for the final to come. What at first glance looked like an innocuous reaction has turned into a fatal injury that will keep Conway out of not only the World Cup final but also make him miss the Indian tour. Since it, too, is just around the corner, the New Zealand team has opted not to replace the T20 Series against India.
The series between India and New Zealand commences from the 17th of November. Before that, New Zealand will take on Australia in the final of the T20 World Cup on Sunday.