The cricketing world was left stunned when South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje was sent crashing to the ground by a 315kg Spidercam during the Australia Test match in Perth. The incident occurred during the second day of the match, when the Spidercam, which is used to capture aerial footage of the game, suddenly dropped from the sky and landed on the unsuspecting bowler.
The incident happened in the fourth over of the day, when Nortje was bowling to Australia’s Steve Smith. As the bowler was about to deliver the ball, the Spidercam suddenly dropped from the sky and landed on him, sending him crashing to the ground. The impact of the fall was so severe that Nortje was unable to continue bowling and had to be taken off the field for medical attention.
Fortunately, the South African bowler was not seriously injured in the incident and was able to return to the field later in the day. However, the incident has sparked a debate about the safety of the Spidercam, with some questioning whether it should be used in cricket matches at all.
The Spidercam is a relatively new technology that has been used in cricket matches since the start of the 2019-20 season. It is designed to provide aerial footage of the game, allowing viewers to get a better view of the action. However, the incident with Nortje has raised questions about the safety of the technology, with some suggesting that it should be banned from cricket matches.
The incident has also sparked a debate about the safety of players in cricket matches. While the incident with Nortje was an unfortunate accident, it has highlighted the need for better safety measures to be put in place to protect players from potential hazards.
The incident with Nortje has been a scary moment for cricket fans around the world. It has highlighted the need for better safety measures to be put in place to protect players from potential hazards. It has also sparked a debate about the safety of the Spidercam, with some suggesting that it should be banned from cricket matches. Whatever the outcome of the debate, it is clear that the safety of players must be a priority in cricket matches.