Piers Morgan confirms broken rib from stunt

SIOBHAN DOWNES
Last updated 11:04 01/01/2014

Relevant offers

Cricket

Black Caps v India: NZ tumble in first innings as hosts take control on second day in Kolkata Recap: Black Caps v India - second test, day two in Kolkata Who are the worst travellers in world cricket? West Indian quicks and subcontinent spinners top list Black Caps vs India: Happy Matt Henry calls for more of the same after strong first day De Kock blasts Proteas to emphatic ODI win over Aussies Indian top-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane tips cap to New Zealand day one bowling effort Black Caps vs India: Tourists finishing punishing day on top after final flurry of wickets Recap: Black Caps v India - second test, day one in Kolkata Cricketing Colosseum abuzz as New Zealand arrive in search of series-levelling win Canterbury trio set to miss start of domestic cricket season

Television host Piers Morgan has revealed he ended up with a broken rib after facing Australian fast-bowler Brett Lee in a controversial over.

Morgan tweeted pictures of his bruises and said he suffered a cracked wrist in the stunt exhibition last Friday, but has now confirmed more serious damage was done

He added that he hadn't asked for sympathy and that it felt like a stoning scene from a movie.

The face-off was inspired after Morgan, a cricket fan, launched a Twitter tirade about the England team's "pathetic" form during the second Ashes test in Adelaide.

When he said he reckoned he could do better than his countrymen, he was challenged by Lee.

Morgan was struck four times on the body by Lee, cleaned bowled once and left flat on his back by another delivery.

The stunt was slammed by Kiwi cricket great Sir Richard Hadlee, who described it as "dangerous and unnecessary" and said it could have proved fatal for Morgan.

But Morgan said there were no hard feelings between him and Lee.

The pair were spotted dining together in Sydney on Monday night, and Morgan told Fairfax Media he still thought it was the "most exciting 10 minutes of my life".

"For any club cricketer in the world to face Brett Lee, just fantastic." 

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content