- Mickey Edwards got his hands up to protect his head and face just as Sam Heazlett launched a shot straight back at the bowler.
- It looks terrific in video and for a moment you can feel like the ball struck his head but luckily his hands came to rescue his head.
Australian fast bowler Mickey Edwards is currently playing for New South Wales, made a narrow escape after his delivery was hit straight back at him by Queensland batsman Samuel Heazlett in Australia’s domestic one-day competition.
Heazlett threw the kitchen sink at a full delivery from Edwards and hit it flat and straight. Still, in momentum from his run-up, Edwards just about got his arms in front of his face as he deflected the ball away, preventing any serious injuries. In a video shared on cricket.com.au’s official Twitter handle, he can be seen getting up after the delivery and checking on his right hand.
Watch the video below:
Fans voiced their concern in response to the video. “Terrifying,” wrote a worried user.
“Glad that he is alright…thank god,” tweeted another user. Some more users wished him a speedy recovery, while one fan praised him for his “nice evasive action”.
New South Wales posted a total of 305/5 in the Marsh Cup, which kicked off on Saturday. Jack Edwards, the 19-year-old opening batsman, top scored for the team with 84. Moises Henriques and Nicholas Bertus also scored half-centuries.