Apparently Willis was attacked as he made his way into the Sky Sports studio to work on a preview of tomorrow’s World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka.
The even more stunning development is that Willis’ alleged attacker is none other than England batsman Jonathan Trott, who has already been taken into custody by police.
The speculation is that Trott flipped after hearing some of the criticism levelled at him by Willis during the World Cup with the former England fast bowler being especially vehement about Trott’s innings against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
An eye-witness said that after Trott had punched Willis to the ground and laid the boot in, he jeered at the stricken Willis that his boxing skills were not too bad for a schoolboy.
The Reverse Sweep understands that there will be a joint press conference later with the police and the ECB. Watch this space for further developments...
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