'Very scary': Cricket star's horror at finding eight-week-old baby 'lifeless'

Jason Roy has opened up on the harrowing ordeal of having to rush his eight-week-old daughter to hospital in the hours before a stunning century against Pakistan.

The England batsman’s superb 114 was the centrepiece of his side’s chase last Friday as they beat Pakistan at Trent Bridge in their one-day international series.

Yet Roy's eighth century at this level came in trying circumstances, with the opening batsman saying he'd been more worried about daughter Everly than piling up the runs.

Jason Roy celebrates his century. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

"It was a very emotional hundred. I didn't see it coming," Roy told BBC Radio's Test Match Special at the time.

"It was my little one. We had to take her to hospital at 1:30 in the morning.

“I stayed there until 8:30am, came back for a couple of hours sleep and got to the ground just before warm-up and cracked on."

Horror ordeal

Roy has now elaborated on the exact circumstances of the “very scary” ordeal, saying Everly was ‘lifeless’.

“Everly was throwing up, quite lifeless and we couldn’t keep her awake,” he told The Sun on Thursday.

“We called the emergency number and they said we should try to keep her awake — but she kept falling straight back to sleep.

“She seemed lifeless, which was a real worry.”

Roy has also revealed the good news that Everly is okay.

“Everly’s doing a lot better now. It was a stomach infection and a bit of a fever,” he said.

“She’s back home and we’ve had a couple of smiles out of her.”

with AFP