Cricket star left with blood streaming from nose after wild Big Bash celebration
Jhye Richardson was left bloodied during a post-match interview after catching a team-mate's elbow during jubilant Perth Scorchers celebrations following their Big Bash final triumph.
Scorchers eased to victory by 79 runs in the final of the 20 over format, smashing 171 runs for six wickets before Sydney Sixers were all out for just 92.
Having added one run to his team's overall tally being eighth in the order, Richardson took the wickets of both Nathan Lyon and Steve O'Keefe to secure a memorable overall victory.
Despite his delight, Richardson was left out of sorts during his post-match interview after being struck by the shoulder of a colleague during their celebrations.
The 25-year-old was asked by a Channel 7 reporter: "Mate who got you? What a celebration."
To which he replied: "I was busy appealing and Munners (Colin Munro) had run in from deep square leg and got his shoulder into my nose. So, war wounds, but it’s all good."
Adding of the performance: "It's always interesting coming back to only play two games, special mention to the guys who were awesome all year.
"It's just a shame that they both got Covid at the end but an amazing effort, I love playing in this team."
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Despite the accident, players were then joined by their families on the playing surface at the Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, with cricket icon Mike Hussey praising the atmosphere on Fox.
He said: "It’s brilliant and it’s not just the players who go out there and perform.
"They’ve got their support network around them and they do it tough as well. They ride every ball and every wicket along the way and they give their players so much support.
"It’s fantastic, absolutely brilliant."
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