Outspoken television host Piers Morgan has tweeted a picture of his broken rib, after his clash with former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee in the nets.
Morgan made a lot of claims of twitter and in other public forums about his cricketing abilities, and challenged Lee to the showdown.
In the nets at Melbourne Cricket Ground during the third day of the fourth Ashes test, Morgan faced one over from Lee, with the disgraced newspaper editor failing to hit a single ball with his bat and ending up as a crumpled heap on the floor after being peppered by Lee.
Whilst most of the balls left just bruises, one delivery fractured one of Morgan’s ribs, with the CNN presenter posting a picture of his X-ray on Twitter.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 31, 2013
Many reacted with amusement to Morgan’s battering in the nets, with former Australian spinner Shane Warne impressed by his bravery. However, former New Zealand cricket star Richard Hadlee was less impressed with their entire episode, describing the stunt as “dangerous and unnecessary”.