New Zealand cricket Player Jesse Ryder on Monday completed a remarkable comeback from a serious assault by posting a century in his first game for more than 7 months. He scored 117 off 164 balls playing for Otago away to his previous side Wellington in a provincial championship match
It was Jesse Ryder is first appearance with the bat since being seriously assaulted outside a bar in the South Island city of Christchurch March-2013.He was later suspended for 6 months after testing positive to a banned substance contained in weight loss pills.
Jesse Ryder 29-year-old, who has been in a self-imposed exile from international cricket since early 2012 when he said he needed to sort out personal issues, has announced he now wants to reclaim his place in the New Zealand Cricket team.
The left-hander is a prodigious batting talent, averaging 40.93 from 33 Test innings, but his career has been blighted by punitive lapses and off-field problems as well as fitness issues.
He appears to be making progress before he was beaten outside a bar in the South Island city of Christchurch and suffered a serious head injury.
We have all heard the stories of guys hitting their heads and dying after being punched and falling to the ground. I look back and think I am Very lucky not to be dead," Jesse Ryder later told reporters.