World Cup 2019: Warner presents signed shirt to net bowler he hit on head

Jaykishan Plaha spent four nights in hospital after David Warner hit him on the head with the ball during a net session.

Warner with Plaha

David Warner met Jaykishan Plaha, the net bowler he hit on the head during practice last week and presented him with a signed shirt.   -  Cricket World Cup 2019 (Twitter)

Australia opener David Warner has met the net bowler he hit on the head and presented him with a signed shirt.

Local cricketer Jaykishan Plaha was helping Australia in the build-up to their Cricket World Cup clash with India at The Oval last Sunday when he was hit by a drive from Warner.

He spent four nights in hospital but  scans cleared Plaha of serious injury and he met up with Warner ahead of Australia's group-stage clash with Sri Lanka on Saturday.

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"It was just an unfortunate accident," said Warner. "We're extremely grateful for the guys coming in and bowling to us – workloads can stop us facing our own bowlers sometimes.

"To come in and roll the arm over and unfortunately get hit was sad, it was a real shock to us. Now he's recovering, back on his feet and said he'll be bowling again in about six weeks.

"We're going to get him around the group and I think he's coming to the Lord's game [against England on June 25] as well."