It took Marnus Labuschagne almost 10 minutes to recover after catching a nasty ball in the last spot where he wanted to be hit.
Aussie Test star Marnus Labuschagne has made one of the big bug reel additions after taking a low blow in Queensland’s Sheffield Shield match with South Australia.
In an Adelaide Oval wicket that’s giving a lot to bowlers, it took just 10 balls for one to bounce back from former Queensland star Brendan Doggett, hitting the world’s No. 4 test hitter in his sensitive area.
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Labuschagne, who was 24 of 82 balls at the time, grimaced as he knelt.
But soon he was lying on his back and the commentators were enjoying themselves in the comment box.
“Ooh, I could say something there, but I won’t,” laughed Colliver. “That is a classic.”
Former SA star Tom Cooper said: “It’s always pretty fun for the other 12 guys on the field. Unfortunately, if it happens to you, it’s not that much fun. As we see him lying on his back “.
Colliver replied, “I have to be careful what I say here.”
“He’s taking a deep breath,” Cooper laughed.
Colliver, who is also a statistician for Fox Sports, said he usually puts marks on the dotted balls, saying: “I was suggesting an N but I have to be a little careful with that. And there’s an obvious line that I could say here with four loose balls, but I won’t. “
Despite the jokes, Labuschagne was still off the ball as he tried to catch his breath.
It was at this point that Queensland physio and former star Martin Love ran out onto the field and Cooper and Colliver couldn’t help it.
“I don’t know if I would be able to deal with this kind of thing,” Colliver said.
“I’m not sure … maybe some magic spray,” Cooper added.
Cooper, who played 109 first-class matches and 160 domestic one-day matches and 150 T20 games, as well as 23 ODI and 18 T20I for the Netherlands, had a wealth of experience to capitalize on.
“From experience, it’s not a good place to get hit and there’s not much you can do,” he said.
While Labuschagne took a while to recover, Cooper said it was “one of the longest delays I’ve seen in this kind of situation.”
It was reminiscent of the double low blow from BBL importer Liam Livingstone in January 2020.
In all, it took Labuschagne just under seven minutes to recover.
Fortunately, Labuschagne bounced back to 45 before he was fired from LBW, ending 94 races with Usman Khawaja.
It was a long inning for Labuschagne, who faced 179 balls.
ESPN’s Andrew McGlashan revealed that the innings were actually a record for Labuschagne, his slowest innings of 40 races.
However, with Khawaja still undefeated with 86 in the tea and thanks to Matthew Renshaw’s 41, Queensland reaches 4/205, leading by 77 runs.