10 Fatal Accidents In Cricket

Cricket is called a gentleman’s game because there are less chances of players getting rough on each other or dying due to some enraged scuffle between two players. But even then, unfortunately no sport is without its share of accidents.

Everyone remembers the greatest moments in sports, that moment of adrenaline rush which makes playing or watching the games so appealing. But for some players that adrenaline rush is short-lived. Here are list of 10 Fatal Accidents in cricket:

10 Fatal Accidents In Cricket

10. Phillip Hughes (1988 – 2014)

Cause: Struck on the neck by a ball

Fatal Accidents In Cricket

In number 10 position of 10 fatal accidents in cricket is Phillip Joel Hughes, an Australian cricketer who has played for a number of teams throughout his long career.  He was a left-handed opening batsman who holds a number of test match records including Australia’s youngest Test centurion and youngest cricketer in history of the game to score centuries in both innings of a Test match. In 2014, during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground he was hit in the neck by a bouncer. In a very rare accident, Hughes never regained consciousness and died.

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9. Darryn Randall (1980 – 2013)

Cause: Struck on the head by a ball

Fatal Accidents In Cricket

Darryn Randall was a South African first-class cricketer. While studying at Stirling Primary and Selborne College in East London, Randall represented various provincial youth teams. He even coached a popular cricket academy at Stirling Primary School. He was 32-yers-old when during a Premier League match between Fort Hare University and Old Selbornians, Randall attempting to pull a short delivery and got struck on the side of his head. He was immediately rushed to the hospital but died en route.

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8. Wasim Raja (1952 – 2006)

Cause:  Heart attack

Fatal Accidents In Cricket

In number 8 position of 10 fatal accidents in cricket is Wasim Hasan Raja, a Pakistani cricketer. When he was studying in the Government College, Lahore, Raja became the captain of the Pakistan Under-19 side and years alter he also coached the team. Between 1973 to 1985 he played in 54 ODIs and 57 Tests for the Pakistani national cricket team. Between 2002 and 2004, Raja referred 15 Tests and 34 ODIs under the International Cricket Council. In 2006, while playing for the Surrey over-50s side in, England, Raja suffered a heart attack that caused his eventual death.

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