David Miller, swashbuckling South African middle-order batsman, has impinged his name as one of the fiercest hitters of a cricket ball.
‘Killer Miller’, as he is endearingly called, was demonstrating that same during a 2015 Indian Premier League fixture between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens when, in a tragic turn of events, one his sixes went on to hit one of the security personnel straight on his right eye, eventually leaving him visually impaired for life.
Miller was taken aback and he subsequently tweeted out an apology.
“The incident and its ramifications have been terrible. I wish this was not true – I am sorry for Mr Aich’s irreversible loss and wish him the best recovery possible.” David Miller had tweeted.
‘It was extremely serious’- David Miller
And, now five years, David Miller has once again opened up on the incident. The southpaw, in an interview to IANS, recalled how unravelling the next few days were after the unfortunate incident.
“It was quite a big issue, to be honest with you. It was extremely serious and I think I blinded the policeman and it was quite a situation that we had. I still remember the shot and how it went through the air and everything unraveled in a couple of days actually,” David Miller was quoted as saying by IANS.
“It came out in the press and the newspapers and was quite tough to deal with, to be completely honest with you. Fortunately, that is not going to be happening this year without the crowds.” he added.
Fortunately for David Miller, there will be no fans in the stadium this time around, with the 13th edition of the IPL set to take place in the bio-secure environment of the UAE behind closed doors.