It’s been worst week for the Cricket and fans all around the world as Australian young gun Phillip Hughes passed away after getting struck by a bouncer in a domestic match. To our surprise this is not the first time Cricketing world is loosing someone by freak accidents that took place in the field. Here is the list of Cricketers died while playing the thing they loved most.
11) George Summers (England, 25) – 1870
Summers got hit in the head while batting for Nottinghamshire against the MCC at Lord’s. He left the injury untreated and returned home. Unfortunately after four days he lost his life as effect of his untreated injury.
10) Andy Ducat (England ,56) – 1942
Andy Ducat suffered a heart attack while playing a game at Lord’s. He collapsed on the field and later died.
9) Abdul Aziz (Pakistan, 18) – 1959
Abdul Aziz an 18 year old young lad got hit right in the chest while playing in a domestic test match in Karachi and later dead on the way to the hospital.
8) Wilf Slack (England, 34) -1989
Wilf slack collapsed and died while playing a domestic match in Banjul, Gambia. Reports said that he suffered four black outs in previous matches and doctors cannot figure out the exact cause of his death.
7) Ian Folley (England, 30) -1993
Folley got hit by the ball below the eye while playing in an domestic match while playing for his team Derbyshire against Workington and was taken to the hospital. Later he suffered a lethal heart attack and died.
6) Raman Lamba (India, 38) -1998
Lamba a former India international player got struck on the head by the ball while fielding during a club match that took place in Dhaka. He fell into coma for three days and later died in the hospital.
5) Wasim Raja (Pakistan, 54) -2006
Pakistan Cricketer Wasim Raja died of a heart attack when playing for for Surrey in his 50’s in Buckinghamshire.
4) Richard Beaumont (England, 33) – 2012
Beaumont collapsed on the field after suffering a suspected heart attack and later died after reaching the hospital.
3) Zulfiqar Bhatti (Pakistan, 22) -2013
Bhatti got hit in the chest while batting during a domestic game and collapsed to the ground. He was pronounced dead after his arrival at the hospital.
2) Darryn Randall (South Africa, 32) – 2013
Randall got hit on his head when attempting a pull shot in a South African Domestic match. He collapsed on the ground and was immediately rushed to the hospital but he died from the blow.
1) Phillip Hughes (Australia, 25) -2014
This incident took place very recently and shooked the whole world. Hughes got hit by a bouncer in his head during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales. That blow burst open his vertebral artery which leads to massive bleeding and made him collapse in the ground. He was in the coma state for around 48 hours and later died without gaining his consciousness.