Cricket is one of the unpredictable sports and a 5.5-inch cork ball can take the lives sometimes. Let us take a look at some of the players who lost their glorious career or lives due to on-field injuries.
- Mark Boucher
In 2012, Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla played a splendid game against England but the match became a bitter memory as Mark Boucher, one of the world-class wicket-keepers survived a fatal injury. He lost his vision while he was standing behind the stumps without a helmet in a tour match against Somerset. The ball slammed by Imran Tahir hit the left eye of Boucher and this injury caused him to lose a tremendous career of 555 dismissals off 147 test matches. He made 998 total dismissals in his international career in all the formats. Hashim Amla slammed a triple century in that test match but the team cannot rejoice in this record due to this bad experience.
- Kusal Perera
Kusal Perera survived a severe injury recently as he was hurt by the advertising hoarding fell on his chest while he was trying to stop a boundary in the game against West Indies, third test match at Bridge Town. Shalon Gabriel slammed the ball by Dilruwan Perera and Kusal Perera went to stop the ball near the boundary line and was fatally injured. He was stretchered for medical assistance immediately and he lost the chance to play the rest of the game.
- Craig Kieswetter
This wicket-keeper- batsman was known for his fiery shots and survived many injuries. In the game against Northampton shire against Somerset, in 2014, he was injured by the delivery bowled by David Willey and had a fractured nose. He had to conclude his career due to this drastic injury and double vision, the immediate result of this injury.
- Moises Henriques and Rory Burns
When they were playing for Surrey in the county cricket, to catch a ball and a strong will that they do not want to lose the opportunity, both the players slid with a massive pressure and Henriques suffered a back injury and Burns hurt his knees badly. Though they managed to resume to cricket, this injury remains as a pathetic one in the history of cricket.
- Philip Hughes
In the practice match at Sydney Cricket Ground in a match against South Australia, Hughes was on strike at 63 and was hurt by the bouncer delivered by Sean Abbott. The game was intended to select players for series against India. He was hurt at the back of his neck and suffered vertebral hemorrhage. He was given timely medical assistance but that could not save his life. The entire world mourned his untimely demise and hostile Mitchell Johnson also showed his sensitive angle at the incident. His untimely death shocked the entire cricket world.