Cricket is a game of entertainment, joy and honor but when we talk about its injuries then it can turn toward the death too. Today Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes passed away in a Sydney hospital after being struck by a bouncer in head and suffering a head injury two days earlier.
There are many players who have suffered from various cricket injuries. Sometimes we don’t consider these little injuries while playing cricket but these little damages has become the main cause of death now.
Injuries on a cricket field may not be uncommon but when these injuries become a life taking cause then we can’t ignore them. Today we are listing top 5 cricket injuries on the cricket field.
1. Steve Waugh-Jason Gillespie collision:
When it comes to cricket injury then we can’t forget this incident when Steve Waugh and his team headed to the subcontinent for a Test series against Sri Lanka. It was proved as an unfortunate message for the Aussies as the captain Steve Waugh fractured his nose in a monster fielding accident with Jason Gillespie in the first test in Kandy. In this incident Jason broke his leg and was rolled out.
2. Saba Karim’s eye injury:
Indian team is also in the list. Former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Saba Karim was injured a serious eye injury in the Asia Cup in 2000. The bowl is delivered by the leg-spinner Anil Kumble and struck on the right eye of him. Karim was injured and admitted to the hospital with retinal edema and inflammation. As his eye sight didn’t improve so he was forced to get retire from the cricket at the age of 34 only.
3. Phillip Hughes’s Head injury:
It was the one of the tragic incident in Global Cricket history. Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has died due to his head injury on November 27, 2014. He has been struck by a bouncer in head and suffering a head injury two days earlier. He got injured during a Sheffield Shield game between New South Wales(NSW) and South Phil Hughes. He was one of the youngest cricketers who have died in just 25 years because of cricket injury.
4. Vermulen gets dent in skull:
It was one of the most costly injuries in cricket in which Irfan Pathan was also involved. In 2004, Zimbabwe’s cricket player Mark Vermeulen was fractured his skull during batting against India in Brisbane. Pathan delivered a ball that struck directly above his right eye. He was admitted in a Brisbane hospital where he had a reconstructive surgery. After that he was not played in the series.
5. Bail in the eye ends Boucher’s career:
It is one of the crucial cases in eye injury. Former wicket keeper of South Africa Mark Boucher injured as a cut to his left eyeball by a ball during a tour match against Somerset in July 2012. He was injured by the delivery of leg-spinner Imran Tahir. The fomer wicket keeper lost the lens, iris and pupil in this injury. After that he was forced to get retired.
Although many disasters have happened on the cricket ground with many players but we can’t bring backPhillip Hughes in this world.It was one of the saddest and tragic days of cricket history. We salute his great contribution in Australian cricket and pray for his soul live in rest and peace.