XtraTime Web Desk: Pakistan’s young opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq’s scans on head was declared all right after he was quickly taken to a nearby hospital for ‘precautionary tests’ after he was hit with a bouncer on his helmet during the second ODI against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The PCB stated in a statement that Imam will be under observation of team’s physio.
The incident happened on the first delivery of the 13th over when Kiwi fast bowler Lockie Ferguson’s delivery hit the grill of Imam’s helmet when he was batting on 14 and he was retired hurt just after the incident. Ferguson’s bouncer had beaten Imam for pace as he as aiming to pull the ball.
On field umpire asked for doctor’s help immediately after the incident when Imam’s batting partner partner Fakhar Zaman and Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson had a look at him. PCB’s spokesperson made it clear that Imam was totally in conscious when he was taking to the hospital.
In the hospital he was thoroughly checked by the doctors and several tests were done before he was discharged from there. His all scans are reported to be clear, he joined the team back, but will remain under team physio’s observation, reports PCB. It will be made clear later, whether he will take part in 3rd ODI or not.
Imam ul Haq had just returned back to the side for this ODI series against New Zealand after suffering from finger injury in the second Test match against Australia last month.