George Bailey and Daniel Sams might have been in opposing teams in the Big Bash League 2019 (BBL) but that didn't stop the Australian duo from being involved in a heartwarming moment with a young fan that immediately won over the social media. A young boy in the crowd was hit during Hobart Hurricanes' innings when George Bailey smashed a maximum. There was a brief stoppage in play as the boy, who was in tears, was attended by players and medical staff. The youngster was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure but fortunately escaped any serious injury.
After the end of the Hurricanes' innings Bailey gave the young fan his batting gloves.
The fan had another surprise as Sydney Thunder bowler Daniel Sams was captured on camera giving the boy a signed cap.
The young fan was later clicked wearing Bailey's gloves and Sams' cap, and sporting a big grin on his face.
He's at hospital for a check - but looks pretty pleased to have George's gloves and Daniel Sams hat. Thanks to players and St. John's for the care. pic.twitter.com/lX9Tnzwk43— Ian Mackay (@ianmigdale) February 9, 2019
In the match, George Bailey top-scored for his team with a 35-ball 53 to help the Hurricanes post 165/4 in 19 overs.
However, it was not enough for Bailey and his team.
Qais Ahmad and D'Arcy Short's brilliant performance also went in vain as Sydney Thunder registered a four-wicket (DLS method).
Ahmad took two wickets for 22 in four overs while Short gave away 27 off his 4 four overs with two scalps but crucial contributions from Usman Khawaja (36 off 21 balls), Callum Ferguson (47 off 34 balls) and Chris Green (34 not out off 28 balls) helped Sydney Thunder reached the target with four balls to spare.