Joy for vice-captain Rachel Haynes following her unfortunate injury

In the ongoing series between India and Australia, Australia suffered a huge blow after their vice-captain Rachael Haynes who scored an unbeaten 93 in the first ODI to give Australia the victory, unfortunately, suffered a hamstring injury after that keeping her out of the historic pink ball test as well as the three T20Is which follow it.


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Rachael Haynes. PC: Twitter


Haynes was very disappointed with this as obviously, no one wants to miss the chance to represent your country in a historic game, just the second pink ball test match in Women’s cricket. However, it is said that everything happens for good and so it was for Haynes. After being ruled out, Haynes traveled back to her home in New South Wales not aware of the happiness that was following her upset.


Leah Poulton Rachael Haynes. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
Leah Poulton Rachael Haynes. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)


Just hours after she reached home, a little bundle of joy entered her life. Her partner Leah Poulton, a former player of New South Wales and Australian cricket team gave birth to their first child, Hugo Poulton-Haynes who was to arrive later this month and Haynes was to miss the first half of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) starting 14th October to be with her partner.

This is how life changes in a matter of hours and there is always a good side succeeding a bad one. Had it not been for the injury, Haynes would have been on the field batting for Australia right now in the test match against India.

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She tweeted, “As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining. While disappointed to miss the test, yesterday’s fate took hold and we welcomed Hugo Poulton-Haynes into the world. Mum and bub are doing well, and we can’t help but think our world has become a little brighter.”

Since the child is born before the expected date, we can expect Haynes to play during the first half of WBBL as well, but it is completely her decision, and we respect it.

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