During Day two of the second Test between Australia and South Africa on Tuesday in Melbourne, Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has been forced to retire hurt after he got hit on his arm by Anrich Nortje. Meanwhile, Green, who was sold to the Mumbai Indians for a massive price during the latest IPL auctions, was doing well as he claimed five wickets to help the hosts bundle out Proteas for 189 as well.
However, things changed on Tuesday as Green was facing Anrich Nortje during the 84th over. And, the pacer bowled a 144 km/h delivery that hit the all-rounder on his right forefinger while he was trying to defend the ball. It immediately cut his finger and he was bleeding as well. The physio ran out to tend to him and the youngster had to leave the field.
However, this was the second injury of the day for Australia as double-centurion David Warner was also forced to leave the field after reaching the feat after he was in some pain. Meanwhile, they also lost Mitchell Starc due to an injury during Day one of the match. His attempt to take a catch ended him hurting his bowling arm and having to leave the field to get it treated as well.
An Australian team spokesperson shared that Starc tried to bowl in the nets but found it difficult too.
“Not ideal, I don’t think,” Lyon told cricket.com.au after play on day one when asked about Starc’s injury. “He’s popped off for a scan now. Fingers crossed we can get the best possible result with his scan.
“I don’t know what he’s technically done, but it doesn’t look the greatest. He went out the back and tried to bowl, but I think it (felt) a bit different to be honest. Unfortunately, injuries are part of the gameâ€¦all we can hope for is he gets the best possible result with the scan – he’s there as we speak,” he concluded.