Skip to comments.Piers Morgan Suffers Bruised Rib, Cracked Wrist After Being Repeatedly Battered by Cricket Bowler
Posted on 12/27/2013 8:27:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
On Thursday evening, CNNs Piers Morgan appeared before 2,000 Australian cricket fans who watched as he took bowls (they look like pitches to us Americans) from a peeved Aussie bowler.
Morgan had apparently long been taunting the Aussies as he was fed up with watching his native English cricket players getting dominated by their Australian counterparts.
This led to a public challenge of sorts, where Morgan faced bowler Brett Lee and received several welts from 80 mph throws that struck his body in various spots.
Throughout the ordeal, Morgan remained defiant, telling the bowler to bring it on after each toss struck a cringe-inducing blow.
After the event, Morgan reported his full injury list to Twitter:
Piers Morgan ✔ @piersmorgan
Full injury list post @BrettLee_58 showdown - cracked wrist, bruised rib, and massive egg on back of head from...the throw-down guy.
11:50 PM - 26 Dec 2013
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Were not going to try and parse the cricket terminology to understand what exactly was going on, because America, baseball, etc. But suffice it to say, if you enjoy watching Piers Morgan get repeatedly pelted with a ball, have a look below:
‘Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy
I don’t know if I should respect him for this or not. On the one hand, those cricket balls are hard, harder than baseballs. On the other hand, he would be in that situation if he didn’t shoot his mouth off and wasn’t a jerk.
Stupidity in the extreme.
......the suspect was then taken out to the parking lot and stepped on for smoking in the men's room.....Police were still looking for his little shoes and bowling bag for more clues
“Morgan had apparently long been taunting the Aussies as he was fed up with watching his native English cricket players getting dominated by their Australian counterparts.”
It appears that Peers got dominated.
He real is has stupide as he seems.
So, using Piers’s logic, we should demand that they ban all cricket bowlers . . . I’m for that.
Too bad they didn’t damage his mouth (well, in a way different than it’s already damaged) in such a way that he could never speak again.
The man delivering to Morgan is not bowling according to the rules. He is throwing the ball. He has already been censured for improper delivery. This when in actual proper matches. Just had to enjoy American baseball of yore. Up in Canada we were tuned in to the Detroit Tigers. When a pitcher deliberately hit the batter. A few round house punches were often thrown. Oh I should mention that was when it was Ernie Harwell the radio game commentator was on.
If Morgan is detested here that is ok. He had no defence against the individual throwing the ball.
So, if I am to understand correctly, this guy is a pompous ass all the way to a hospital visit ... and unrepentant in the ambulance.
Whatever did America do, so wrongly, to be subjected to this a-hole?
I feel the bowler stopped far too early.
I got my Christmas gift a few days late but I dont mind, its still one awesome gift..CRICKET WINS!!
Ha.....standing at a “sticky wicket”...to the left of silly mid-on.
And somewhere, Jeremy Clarkson is smiling.
No, he probably really enjoyed that session.
If the object of Cricket is to hit leftists with fast balls, then I need to learn Cricket.
I hope Piers Morgan winds up like another notorious double-gaited British Piers, Piers Gaveston.
More good news: First A & E decides to keep Mr. Robertson and now Piers Morgan is getting a much deserved shellacking.
A fine cricket test.
Indeed, he and Brett Lee are probably Facebook friends now.
“That was a wicked googly.”
That is so gross what a thing to smack one in the face with...
I may have to start watching the game cricket if this morgan guy is in more games.I wonder how long he would last?
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the Aussie should have used a Sterling
LBW: loudmouth before wicket.
Brett Lee is an awesome cricketer and human being,
When I heard of this earlier, I assumed it was some other Pierce Morgan.
This is the only Morgan worth knowing from the UK.
What a little whiny baby. I'm sure Piers ends up hurt more then this after a strenuous night at the local gay bar.
Having seen Brett Lee in action for more than a decade, I don’t see anything in his action in this six-ball over that is against the rules. It’s quiet another thing that Morgan was trying to bite off far more than he could chew. He was absolutely clueless, so no point blaming Lee for it.
For comparison, here’s how a Sri Lankan batsman, who is much shorter than Morgan, played Lee (when he was younger, fitter and faster) a decade ago
This should happen more often, on Pay per view.
Actually watching Piers getting twacked made him almost seem human. If he would do this every time on his show, I bet his rating would go thru the roof!!
He’s lucky that Brett Lee has been retired for a couple of years and has probably slowed some 15 -20 mph!
Next time the idiot should start something in a bar room.
The packages are late because of broken promises of the shippers. Not the delivery people.
Shop early, your package gets to you on time.
That was a wicked googly.
Oh God, I have to wash my eyes out with bleach now!
> The man delivering to Morgan is not bowling according to the rules.
No, he is.
It’s within rules to bowl at the body as long as it’s not a beamer. A beamer is a ball which doesn’t hit the ground before coming at the body. I haven’t seen the whole video but the first few balls all bounced off the ground and hence within the rules.
Also the bowler is Brett Lee who is no longer an active player - he retired a few years back.
I thought they threw bowling balls.
If it had hit him in the head at 80 mph it would have made the world a better place.
I feel better, already...pretty good for a Saturday morning. Thanks!
Somehow, some way he gets repaid for the vomit he spews from him mouth so frequently.
At least his time was occupied so that he couldn't give the order to “Burn the Church”
That’s really not an apt description-a googly is a much slower ball, bowled by a leg spin bowler.