New Delhi. Why Australia’s left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc is one of the most dangerous bowlers in modern day cricket. He gave an example of this in the Pink Ball Test being played against West Indies in Brisbane. On the third day of the Test, Starc bowled such a yorker to West Indies fast bowler Shamar Joseph that he came down on his knees and he had to retire hurt and return from the field. For this reason, West Indies’ second innings ended despite the fall of 9 wickets.
The video of Mitchell Starc’s thumb breaking yorker is going viral. This incident happened in the 73rd over of West Indies’ second innings. Starc was bowling these overs. At that time West Indies’ score was 193 runs at the loss of 9 wickets. Fast bowler Shamar Joseph was on strike. Starc bowled the fourth ball of this over, an inswinging yorker, which went straight to Joseph’s toe. Australia appealed for LBW on this. But, due to no ball, Shamar survived despite being out. But when the ball hit his thumb, he started writhing in pain.
The ruthless Mitchell Starc.
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Starc’s thumb breaking yorker
Shamar Joseph was unable to walk. He immediately took off his shoes. Within no time the physio reached the field from the dressing room. Even after removing the shoes, Joseph was still quite late. The physio gave him first aid. After this Shamar stood up but he was feeling a lot of pain even in walking. After this he decided to retire hurt. Being the last pair, West Indies’ innings ended at 193 runs as soon as Joseph retired hurt.
Australia’s target is 216 runs
After this, taking the help of physio, Shamar Joseph went out of the field limping. During the same time, Mitchell Starc showed sportsmanship and inquired about his well-being. Let us tell you that in response to West Indies’ 311 runs, Australia declared its innings at the score of 289/9. In this way West Indies got a lead of 22 runs. The second innings of the Caribbean team ended at 193 runs. In this way Australia got the target of 216 runs. Till the time of writing the news, Australia had scored 40 runs in 10 overs at the loss of 1 wicket.