Kings XI Punjab batsman David Miller is one of the biggest hitters in the IPL, but against Kolkata Knight Riders on 9 May at Eden Gardens, Kolkata police constable Alok Aich felt the full force of it. One of Miller’s maximums hit him in the eye, and he has lost his sight.
Miller, affectionately known as ‘Killer Miller’ to his fans in India, confirmed Aich’s fate on Twitter.
I am still in a state of shock and deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Mr Aich’s eye. A freak accident! My prayers are with u.
— David Miller (@DavidMillerSA12) May 15, 2015
The public reacted to the incident, and were quick to rush to support Miller, in what was a freak accident. To view the incident go to http://www.iplt20.com/videos/media/id/4227220577001/m44-kkr-vs-kxip-match-highlights#t=03m23s – it occurred 03’26” into the video.
IPL 8: David Miller Six Blinds Policeman, Sourav Ganguly Expresses Grief over Accident http://t.co/2Pl4Olfc0X — CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) May 14, 2015
@DavidMillerSA12 prayers for him.. Nxt time try to hit outside d stadium u r capable of it..
— zeeshaan khan (@kzeeshaan) May 15, 2015
@DavidMillerSA12 you are killer for a reason!!!!!
— Cricket freak (@Teamcricket4evr) May 15, 2015
@DavidMillerSA12 Don’t change the way you play David. Pls keep hitting those 6s. It was just an accident. Not your fault. We all are with U. — тεנαη sħяίνaşтανα (@BeingTeJan) May 15, 2015
@DavidMillerSA12 love you killer….we all indians love you…..i dont want much more from you only keep smileing everytime ..i am happy — RGS (@mohitjaat17) May 15, 2015