Jackman hit in the groin by Warne`s ball

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2010, 08:58 AM IST

New York: Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman was left nursing a painful groin injury after a TV cricket stunt with Australian bowler Shane Warne Sunday went wrong.

The Australian actor turned out to watch his native country`s team`s battle with England in the Melbourne Test match of the Ashes series.

He went in to bat during a time-out TV segment with Warne but Jackman`s pride at playing with his cricket hero soon turned to pain when one of Warne`s balls hit him in the groin, reports contactmusic.com.

The "X-Men" star was later able to laugh off the incident in a friendly banter with the Australian sportsman.

"I didn`t pick it," he said, while Warne cheekily replied: "Don`t rub `em, count `em."

IANS