Josh Hazlewood made all the headlines when images circulated around the internet showing the Australian pacer missing his ring finger. Now, Matt King, who took the picture, has weighed in on the debate and explained why Hazlewood was was missing a finger!
The picture in question was a Facebook post by the Australian cricket team on Facebook, wishing Hazlewood on his birthday. In the picture, everyone noticed that Hazlewood did not have his ring finger, in his right hand, sending everyone on social media in a tizzy.
Here is the picture in question below:
Now, Matt King, who took the picture for Getty has explained Hazlewood’s missing finger.
Speaking to Cricket.com.au, King said, “I had no idea until I saw the picture used on Facebook. I thought, ‘that’s my photo!’ but I hadn’t noticed any missing finger on Hazlewood before. I went back to the original file and checked it and yeah, the finger was missing. I couldn’t work it where it had gone. But absolutely no Photoshop was involved, we do not do that. When you see the sequence, all the earlier images are fine. He kind of rolls his hand as he moves and slowly the ring finger is obscured. It was just by chance that I chose that one frame where the finger is entirely obscured to publish.”
The things which the modern wonders of technology can do!