One of the biggest joys of watching a cricket match live from the stadium, is you see the likes of Chris Gayle, David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, and other big hitters of the game, smash the ball into the stands.
But often that leads to tragic incidents where spectators proceed to get hit by the hard leather.
Here’s a look at 5 instances where spectators were hit by a batsman’s six:
Cameron White’s smacks six on a spectators face, Vizag 2010
The 2010 three-match ODI series between hosts India and Australia turned out to be a damp squib as two of the three games got washed out due to inclement weather.
It was only in the second ODI at Vizag that we finally got to see some cricketing action. The match which saw Shikhar Dhawan make his 50-over debut turned out to be a high-scoring affair with India eventually prevailing thanks to a 121-ball 118 by Virat Kohli.
Australia batted first and on the back of an unbeaten 111 by Michael Clarke posted 3-289 in 50 overs. Cameron White’s whirlwind 49-ball 89 was instrumental in Australia eventually getting to 289. White hit six monstrous innings during his knock but unfortunately, one of those sixes went on to smash a spectator, who was sitting in the first row, straight on his face.