After Joe the cameraman, Healy takes Segway tumble

The segway is a self-balancing vehicle also used for broadcast purposes and after Joe Previtera fell off it on day two, commentator Ian Healy fell off it on day three of the first test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

hidden December 28, 2011 10:34:27 IST
After Joe the cameraman, Healy takes Segway tumble

The Segway scooter claimed another victim at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday when it clean bowled former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy shortly before the third day of the first test against India.

Healy, working as a commentator for the host broadcaster, stepped off the front of the scooter after taking a ride around the Melbourne Cricket Ground but it kept going and rode over the top of him.

After Joe the cameraman Healy takes Segway tumble

Former Australian cricketer, TV commentator Ian Healy falls off the Segway cycle. Getty Images

It then proceeded to chew up the MCG turf before it was brought under control.

The farcical incident followed a crash by Joe "The Cameraman" Previtera into a helmet on the turf on Tuesday that resulted in an embarrassing spill in front a huge crowd as he was filming the team before play.

Previtera was being interviewed by the host broadcasters on Wednesday when Healy jumped on the scooter, completed a number of sweeping circuits on the ground then took his tumble.

Previtera was at the heart of a media storm after the comment "he can't bowl and can't throw" was picked up by a special effects microphone during the television broadcast of Australia's test match in Hobart against Pakistan in 1999/2000.

After Joe the cameraman Healy takes Segway tumble

Members of the Australian team help the cameraman after falling off his Segway. Getty Images

The comment followed a wayward throw back to the wicket from the deep from two-test paceman Scott Muller. The comment was later attributed to Warne by television media, but the spinner denied it.

To hose down media speculation, Previtera eventually went on a national current affairs programme to claim he was the culprit. Muller, who at one stage threatened legal action over the comment, never played another test.

Reuters

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