Sri Lanka player hit Jeremy Solozano’s helmet, shifted to hospital1 min read
West Indies cricket Jeremy Solonano on Sunday was stretchered off the field during day one of the on- going first test against Sri Lanka.
Solozano was fielding close in at short-leg when Karunaratne attempted a full-blooded pull shot off the bowling of Chase and the ball smacked a fierce blow into the fielder’s helmet grill.
According to media reports, medical staff attended to him at the ground before he was taken on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance which took him to hospital.
West Indies used six bowlers in the opening session but none were able to find a breakthrough.
Rahkeem Cornwall did find the outside edge of Karunaratne’s bat but Jermaine Blackwood at slip was unable to hold on as he attempted a one-handed grab.
And West Indies unsuccessfully reviewed after Karunaratne took an uncharacteristic reverse sweep off the left-arm orthodox spin of Jomel Warrican and the ball struck his front pad.
Television replays showed the impact was outside off-stump.
West Indies, who lost the toss, surprised fans by leaving out Kemar Roach, their most experienced player and the eighth-highest Test wicket taker.