England’s Jos Buttler stated he “feared the worst” when his shot struck Sri Lankan fielder Pathum Nissanka on the top, leading to hospital remedy.
The incident occurred on the ultimate day of England’s drawn match towards a Sri Lanka Board President’s XI.
“You are simply anxious, and that’s the nature of it,” stated the 28-year-old, who was given out when the ball looped off the helmet and to Angelo Mathews.
“Quick leg is a thankless place to area. Let’s hope he is not badly damage.”
Nissanka, 20, acquired remedy from England’s medical workers for about 15 minutes earlier than he was taken off on a stretcher, with the gamers taking an early tea.
England Cricket tweeted that the Sri Lankan was aware as he left the sphere and had gone to hospital.
Buttler stated: “You all the time concern the worst, I feel.
“I hit him very exhausting and straight in the course of the helmet and by chance the medics rushed straight on and handled him.
“You do not imply to trigger harm – it’s a actually unlucky accident.”
England drew the two-day match in Colombo. They’ve one other warm-up match, which begins on Thursday, earlier than the primary of three Checks will get beneath approach in Galle on 6 November.