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David Warner has said he won't indulge in verbal duels with India. Photo: PTI

David Warner injures net bowler during practice session

David Warner sent net bowler Jaykishan Plaha to the hospital after hitting him on the head as he tried to stop Warner’s drive off a half-volley.

During the practice session at The Oval ahead of Sunday’s (June 9) match against India, the bowler was dropped to the ground leaving Warner ‘shaken up’ said Australian captain Aaron Finch.

However, Finch said Plaha was in ‘pretty good spirits’. “Yeah, Dave was obviously pretty shaken up,” Finch said. “The young guy seems to be in pretty good spirits at the moment. He’s obviously been taken off to hospital and will continue to be assessed just to make sure that everything is OK. But yeah, Dave was pretty shaken up, no doubt.”

“It was a decent hit to the head. Hopefully everything keeps going well for the youngster and he’s back up and running shortly. It was tough to watch,” he added.

A similar incident, in 2014, took the of life Warner’s friend Philip Hughes while playing in the Sheffield Shield match. He was fatally hit in the neck by a bouncer while batting. Hughes underwent emergency surgery but died two days later. The match also had Warner playing in the eleven and Plaha’s injury was a complete déjà vu.

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