Last Updated: December 27, 2022, 12:43 PM IST
Anrich Nortje knocked down by spidercam in second test between Australia and South Africa (AP Image)
South African pace bowler Anrich Nortje was the one knocked to the ground, bit by the Spider-cam on the second day of the second Test on Tuesday
Carted around the Melbourne Cricket Ground by David Warner and Steve Smith, South Africa suffered an injury to their pride when one of their pacers was knocked down by the Spider-cam being used to broadcast the match.
South African pace bowler Anrich Nortje was the one knocked to the ground, bit by the Spider-cam on the second day of the second Test on Tuesday. The incident happened between two overs and thus was not broadcast on live TV.
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Nortje was walking to his fielding position when the camera, suspended above the ground on wires — crashed into the shoulder, sending him tumbling to the ground.
Who said cricket isn’t a contact sport?South African player Anrich Nortje hit by the aerial camera at the #BoxingDayTest
Meanwhile Warner has his century & Australia only two wickets down and 2 runs away from SA’s first innings total (Warner on 115 & Smith on 39) pic.twitter.com/ZafPYIJPue
— The Sage (@SarkySage) December 27, 2022
The official broadcaster later showed the incident on television.
“Nortje walking quietly to his spot… BANG,” commentator James Brayshaw said. “That should not be happening,” he was quoted as saying by media reports.
Nortje was treated on the ground by the South Africa squad’s medical team and stayed on the field as Australian batters continued to build their first innings. David Warner struck a century in his 100th Test match and shared a
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