David Warner was ‘shaken’ after a net bowler was struck on the head by one of his powerful straight drives.
The bowler had to be stretchered from a net session at The Oval.
Warner’s team mates halted their practice session while medics treated the bowler who was taken to hospital as a precaution after receiving treatment.
He is known to be a local cricketer named Jaykishan Plaha.
The bowler was among a handful of local cricketers helping the defending champions prepare for tomorrow’s game against India.
The practice session was stopped for more than 15 minutes after Warner drove the half-volley back towards the medium pacer.
Warner meanwhile was comforted by assistant coach Ricky Ponting as he checked on the bowler, and did not immediately resume batting when practice restarted.
ICC officials later confirmed the bowler had been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, but was conscious and smiling as he left the venue.
And Cricket Australia later said that the bowler had been cleared of serious injury, having had a CT scan.