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Sledging backfires as Australian club cricketer dislocates jaw

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read
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Kagiso Rabada’s send-off of Joe Root has dominated headlines over the last week and while he came away with a one-match ban for his exuberant screaming, at least his jaw remained intact.

The same cannot be said for a club cricketer in Australia who let his emotions spill over with some sledging after the dismissal of an opposition batsman on 99.

According to the Herald Sun, the seconds skipper of Hastings Jayden Regan made his thoughts clear after Dromana batsman Jeff Bluhm was sent on his way, with the pair having engaged in verbals during Bluhm’s knock. Unfortunately for Regan, by going a step further with a send-off, he landed himself in a world of hurt, dislocating his jaw.

“We got a bit excited and started to carry on as you do and then I thought, nah I’ll give it a bit more and then the jaw just fell out of place,” Regan said.

A trip to the hospital followed where he was bandaged up, having been “screaming”, and he did eventually return to the scene of the crime, where he was reunited with Bluhm.

“I caught up with Bluhmy afterwards and we shook hands and had a bit of a laugh about it.”

It wasn’t the worst of days for Regan: Hastings ran out winners and their captain played a significant role, recording figures of 4-55.


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