Australia and Perth Scorchers’ pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile was taken to the hospital following a bad bout of vertigo during the Big Bash League game. @Twitter

Australia pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering a “bad bout of vertigo” during the KFC Big Bash League game in Adelaide on Saturday.

Playing for Perth Scorchers, Coulter-Nile just sat down on the ground after bowling the his over and the 18th over of the match against the Adelaide Strikers. While Coulter-Nile had a decent evening as a bowler, where he scalped two wickets in his four-over spell, conceding 28 runs, his efforts could not help the team to win the match. (ALSO READ: Nathan Coulter-Nile slams selectors for poor communication over omission from ODI team against India)

Coulter-Nile, who was picked for Australia’s T20I and ODI series against India, starting later this month, consulted his Scorchers’ captain Mitchell Marsh before he was taken off the ground. He was earlier not picked in the Australia’s limited-overs series squad in Australia against India. (ALSO READ: Starc out of India tour with ‘substantial’ muscle tear; Coulter-Nile, Turner, Richardson in)

The team physio Chris Quinnell said that the pacer had suffered a “bad bout of vertigo”.

“Nathan was hit with a bad bout of vertigo at the end of his final bowling over during the game against the Adelaide Strikers,” Quinnell said.

“He was taken to hospital after the game as a precaution and will be monitored over the next few hours,” added Quinnell.

Cricket.com.au later tweeted that “Nathan Coulter-Nile on the mend, resting and rehydrating after he was struck with “a bad bout of vertigo” after bowling against Adelaide #BBL08.”