Former Zimbabwe all-rounder Guy Whittall mauled by leopard

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Former Zimbabwe all-rounder Guy Whittall has undergone surgery after being mauled by a leopard.

The incident took place during a hunting expedition in Zimbabwe earlier this week. Whittall sustained arm, leg and head injuries.

“Guy and I are overwhelmed by the hundreds of messages of well-wishers after Guy’s run-in with a wounded leopard,” Whittall’s wife, Hannah Stooks-Whittall, wrote on social media.

“We are very fortunate that he was stabilised at Hippo Clinic by wonderful staff. He was then airlifted from Buffalo Range by Ace Ambulance to Harare, then transferred to Milton Park Hospital for treatment.”

Whittall played 46 Tests and 147 ODIs from 1993 to 2003. In 2013, a crocodile entered his bedroom from the nearby Turgwe river in Humani, Zimbabwe.

“He really is one lucky man,” Stooks-Whittall told MailOnline. “First he had the crocodile and now the leopard, he really is the cat with nine lives.”

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