Five-Year-Old Suffering From Brain Cancer Does 'Bat Flip' In BBL Match. Watch
BBL: The five-year-old, Slater Walker, was invited as a guest of honour at the Gabba by Brisbane Heat.
A five-year-old child suffering from brain cancer on Thursday had a dream come true as he assisted in the 'bat flip' during the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) contest between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes. The kid, named Slater Walker, is reportedly a die-hard fan of the Brisbane-based franchise, who had called him to the ground as a guest of honour. "Assisting with the bat flip tonight is 5-year-old Slater Walker. Unfortunately, Slater is suffering from brain cancer, but is a massive @HeatBBL fan and is the guest of honour at the Gabba tonight. Enjoy the match, Slater," BBL tweeted.
Assisting with the bat flip tonight is 5yo Slater Walker. Unfortunately, Slater is suffering from brain cancer, but is a massive @HeatBBL fan and is the guest of honour at the Gabba tonight.— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 9, 2020
Enjoy the match, Slater! #BBL09 https://t.co/vudQK7bN5z
In the BBL, normal coin toss, which is widely used in cricket matches across the globe, has been replaced by the bat flip where the away team captain calls 'hills' or 'roofs' to take their call in the match. The only condition is that the bat must complete one full rotation before landing.
It was first tried during the 2018 edition of the BBL and it has been followed since then.
In the ongoing match, the Hurricanes had won the toss and opted to bat against the hosts. The visitors scored 126/9 from their 20 overs and Brisbane Heat chased down the target with 10 balls to spare thanks to a late assault by Ben Cutting.