T20 World Cup 2022
Netherlands’ All-rounder Got Stitches After The Fiery Bouncer From Haris Rauf
By CricShots - Oct 31, 2022 11:47 am
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Netherlands’ all-rounder, Bas de Leede was rushed to hospital in Perth after his helmet grille was smashed by a fiery bouncer from Pakistan’s fiery pacer, Haris Rauf. The incident took place on the penultimate ball of the 6th over in the first innings of the game between Pakistan and Netherlands Super 12 match in the T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday (October 30). Rauf delivered a fiery short ball and de Leede could not handle the pace.

Haris Rauf gave an injury to the Netherlands all-rounder

The delivery had pace, a short ball from Haris Rauf, and the batter was surprised by the bounce and took his eyes off it. He attempted to pull it without eyes on the ball and missed it eventually getting smashed on the helmet. It was a scary sight as De Leede took off the helmet quickly.

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The Pakistani players rushed up to him to get a look at the injury and Mohammad Rizwan was spotted calling the help to the Netherlands camp as he saw a cut. The physio checked the injury and asked the all-rounder to follow him to the dressing room. De Leede was smiling as he walked back but later was taken to the hospital for further scans. It would be interesting to see whether he can take a further part in this T20 World Cup or not.

Here is the video of the incident:


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The ball was delivered at 142 clicks by Haris Rauf. When the Netherlands all-rounder went back, the cameras showed him and there appeared a slight cut on his cheek, right below the right eye. Hopefully, there is nothing serious with him and he is fit to play the next matches.

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The Netherlands could not handle the pace battery of Pakistan and could manage just 91/9 at the end of 20 overs. Pakistan looked at ease then the chase began and they won the game by 6 wickets. During the chase, Mohammad Rizwan top-scored with 49 as Pakistan gunned down the total with 6.1 overs to spare.