West Indies’ debutant Solozano hospitalized after being hit on head

Batting against Roston Chase, Dimuth Karunaratne played a pull shot, and the ball hit Jeremy Solonzo flush at the helmet grill, and his back guards came off by the impact.

Cricketers are prone to injury. The ball’s hardness or acrobatics in the fielding leads to several injuries while batting, bowling, or fielding. However, a head injury is considered to be the worst of the lot. Especially after what happened with former Australian batter Phil Hughes, head injury is taken very seriously, as it can be fatal.

In the first test match between Sri Lanka and West Indies, somewhat very unfortunate occurred during the 24th over of the game. Batting against Roston Chase, Dimuth Karunaratne played a pull shot, and the ball hit Jeremy Solonzo flush at the helmet grill, and his back guards came off by the impact. The debutant was positioned in the short leg region when the incident occurred. After the incident, Solonzo lay still on the ground for a while; the players surrounded him while the physios tried their best to attend to them. Subsequently, he had to be stretchered off the ground and taken to a hospital. Further details about his conditions are awaited.

Talking about the match, Sri Lanka won the toss, and their decision to bat first paid off. Their opening pair of Karunaratne and Nassanka added 139 runs together for the first wicket. They completely dominated the first session and most of the second session as well. While West Indies, who surprised everyone by their choice of dropping Kemar Roach, looked nothing like their usual self and struggled to contain the Sri Lankan batters. It took them almost 50 over to break the opening partnership.

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