Twitter Hails BJ Watling As He Decides To Keep Wickets In His Final Test Despite A Dislocated Finger

Twitter Hails BJ Watling As He Decides To Keep Wickets In His Final Test Despite A Dislocated Finger

BJ Watling's finger being assessed by the physio. (Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand keeper-batsman BJ Watling has done what has been asked of him throughout his career and is still giving it all in his final Test. Despite suffering a finger injury on the sixth day of the ICC World Test Championship final against India in Southampton, BJ Watling has continued to keep wickets for his side. Thus, Twitter has been in awe of the veteran’s willingness to keep going amid an injury.

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The injury occurred three over before lunch when Ravindra Jadeja drove a delivery from Neil Wagner to mid-off and set for a single. With no single available as Kane Williamson scampered from the region for a throw, it missed the stumps and hit the finger of Watling, who came in running towards the stumps. While the physio came out and attended to the veteran, he seemed okay to continue and got on with the job with a dislocated finger.

Twitter Hails BJ Watling As He Decides To Keep Wickets In His Final Test Despite A Dislocated Finger
(Credits: Twitter)

In fact, Tom Blundell or Tom Latham had been rumoured to keep wickets after lunch; however, Watling came out with the keeping gloves. Thus, social media users applauded his braveness as he was ready to give it all, with New Zealand in the driver’s seat to win the final. Furthermore, the South African-born cricketer took three catches in India’s second innings, helping the bowlers get rid of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, and Ravindra Jadeja. As things stand currently, the Black Caps need 139 runs in the fourth innings to win the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship.

Below is how Twitter reacted to BJ Watling keeping wickets with a wounded finger: