10 cricketers who escaped death

Cricket is synonymous with the brutalities or severe injuries inflicted on the field. There have been some really tragic incidents in Cricket that brought tears in our eyes. But still, some survival stories inspire us into fighting hard with adversities. While death or other tragedies had a poignant note, the history of cricketers also cherishes a lot of brave warriors who have astonishingly escaped deaths and various major life threats overcoming the odds by the sheer power of will. Here is a compilation of 10 cricketers who escaped death.

10 cricketers who escaped death
10 cricketers who escaped death
10 cricketers who escaped death

10. Matthew Wade : Testicular Cancer

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Unlike the other players who became well known having battled the malice of cancer, Australian cricketer Matthew Wade was diagnosed with a rather lethal form of cancer even before he was reputed as a professional cricketer. At the really early age of mere 16, he was hit in his groin during a football match. It was chiefly because of that injury on the field that the doctors later detected that Wade had testicular cancer. But he was successfully treated for it and eventually made his debut for Australia in 2011, thus making an entrance in the list of 10 cricketers who escaped death.

9. Andrew Flintoff : Drowning in the Caribbean

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While the 2007 World Cup was in full flight, Andrew Flintoff decided to get drunk with some of his teammates right before a crucial game. Flintoff, who had been pretty famous for his binge drinking escapades popping up very often, had nearly drowned when the boat that was carrying them capsized. In a 2014 episode of the show 8 out of 10 cats, he later claimed that he was actually attempting to sail home in a pedalo. He further noted that he awoke on a beach – having been the worst place he had ever slept. Anyhow, this gets him a place in the list of 10 cricketers who escaped death.

8. Dinesh Chandimal : Tsunami

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Srilanka’s popular batsman Dinesh Chandimal had been associated with the story of being a survivor of the deadly Tsunami that had brutally struck the Sri Lankan coasts back in 2004. The massive wave that hit the island nation that year, took his home, his cricket kits and everything else his family had along with it. Chandimal’s family was left absolutely wretched. Instead of lamenting over the tragedy that had hit them, they were able to relish the fact that it didn’t actually cause any casualties.

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