Former Australia skipper Steve Smith suffered a nasty blow on his head on day four of the 2nd Ashes Test against England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The injury reminded everyone of the destructive blow that caused Phil Hughes’ life for a moment.
Smith, who was at his task once again reviving Australia’s innings after losing a few wickets early. He partnered the lower-order to help the Aussies post a challenging total. Meanwhile, England debutant Jofra Archer targetted Steve Smith’s body in a bid to get him out. The drama unfolded after the lunch, with Archer steaming in from the Pavilion End and bowling one of the fastest spells ever seen at Lord’s.
— Hitesh Chugani (@hitsubishi) August 17, 2019
Batting on 70, Smith ducked into a fierce bouncer from Archer that cannoned into his left forearm. Smith dropped his bat, walked to the side of the pitch as the bruised area began to swell rapidly. He took a painkiller had the area strapped with a compression bandage and wore an armguard as he continued to struggle in massive pain. But 10 runs later the significantly more severe blow when Steve Smith dropped his eye to an almost 150 kmph hit him below his helmet in the neck.
The right-handed batsman immediately fell and removed his helmet as the Lord’s crowd let out a collective gasp while the Australian medical staff rushed out to the middle. Steve Smith insisted on continuing but after consulting with the physio. Soon after the incident, Jofra Archer was seen sharing a laugh with Jos Buttler while the England crowd booed the batsman. The reaction of the England fans didn’t go well with the fans from the globe who slammed them badly.
People booing in this situation really need to get a life, and get out of Lords to be honest.
— Trent Copeland (@copes9) August 17, 2019
If you booed Steve Smith just sod off and don’t bother coming back 🏏
— Mark Church (@backandacross) August 17, 2019
— Taha Jatt (@Tahajatt13) August 17, 2019
People booing Steve Smith after getting a 90mph+ ball to the back of the head?? Get a fucking grip, people die from injuries like that #Ashes
— Jordan Aylward (@J_Aylward) August 17, 2019
Some English players and crowds are laughing at smiths injury,this is the reason I hate English people #Ashes
— diamondboy (@lokendradc3) August 17, 2019
This is horrid. So ludicrous!
— KHUSHI (@Bosomkhushi525) August 17, 2019
Remember England fans no one booed Trott for leaving the tour midway in Aus because he was depressed
— Varun (@wizardrincewind) August 17, 2019