In the ongoing second semifinal of the World Cup between England and Australia at Edgbaston, England got off to a dream start as they forced Australia to be at 14-3 in 7 overs.
With the 3rd wicket gone, Alex Carey, the wicketkeeper-batsman came in to bat. He was welcomed by a ripper from Jofra Archer that sent a shockwave across Australia. Carey was hit on the chin by a nasty short ball from Archer. Carey was stunned. His helmet came off and was going to fall and hit the wickets. But kudos to Carey’s presence of mind, even after the nasty blow to his chin, he caught his helmet saving his wicket. The impact left Carey bleeding from the chin and he immediately signaled for the medics to come in.
Watch the delivery here:
The left-handed batsman kept his composure and played through the pain. He built his innings clinically, middling the ball and avoiding unorthodox shots. He went on to score 46 off 70 before Adil Rashid dismissed him.
The netizens lauded Carey to stay on the crease and keep playing. Here are some reactions:
Cricket guru Ayaz Memon called him the gutsiest player in this World Cup.
Alex Carey shows Test caliber.
Warrior. Cool. Favourite.
The winner of today's match will play New Zealand in the finals on 14 July at Lord's Cricket Ground. London.