Ellyse Perry wins hearts with her gesture during Women’s Big Bash League - See video

During a Big Bash League match between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars, Ellyse Perry’s six had hit a young kid in the stands and she immediately rushed to check on him.

cricket Updated: Dec 12, 2017 11:54 IST
Ankit Kumar Singh
Ankit Kumar Singh
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Ellyse Perry stopped play to check on an injured fan during her Women’s Big Bash League match.(Getty Images)

Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry is one of most recognised faces in women’s cricket. In her decade-long international career, she has stacked up some outstanding numbers, averaging around 50 with the bat and 25 with the ball in ODIs. Ellyse, who happens to be the first Australian to represent the country in both cricket and football at international level, recently grabbed the headlines with a double hundred against England in the one-off women’s Ashes Test.

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And now the 27-year old has won everyone’s hearts with a touching gesture.

During a women’s Big Bash League match at the Adelaide Oval. Perry, who was playing for Sydney Sixers against Melbourne Stars, smashed a good-length delivery into the stands. The ball went on to hit a young boy watching the game.

As soon as the big screen on the ground showed the picture of the ball hitting the boy, Perry stopped the match and rushed towards him in the stands to ensure the kid received proper medical attention. Later, Perry also met the young kid during the innings break, gifting him her Sydney Sixers hat. Perry’s gesture has received a lot of applause from cricket lovers from across the world.

Perry, who made her debut for Australia in the year 2008, went on to become the side’s premier all-rounder over the years. Though she has played many memorable innings and produced a number of match-turning spells, she is best remembered for her spell during the final of the 2013 Women’s World Cup final against the West Indies. Barely able to walk, Perry limped her way to bowl 10 overs and claimed 3/19.

First Published: Dec 12, 2017 11:38 IST