Cricket has been a game of gentlemen and unity with maximum entertainment, perhaps more than a religion in a country like India. Although the unexpected death of Australian Batsmen Phil Hughes who got struck on the head by a bouncer causing critical condition and inducing him to the coma. This incident has lately reminded people across the world about the incredibly dangerous game which has been delivering happiness to the cricket fans has now grieved them. Have a quick look at the most grievous and life-threatening moments in International Cricket.
Player 1. Brian Lara got seriously hit. (West Indies)
Brian Lara got hit under neck with a ball which was delivered from Pakistan fast bowler during ICC semifinal 2004. Although due to quick medical attendance he managed to recover soon.
Player 2. Gary Kirsten (South Africa)
Playing a test match with Sri Lanka in the year 1999 Australian cricketers Steve Waugh broke his nose after collision with Jason Gillespie while attempting to catch the ball due to lack of miscommunication.
Player 5. David Lawrence (England)
David Lawrence of England while playing at Wellington Test in the year 1999 had been through a kneecap shattered and his patella bone shattered when he was bowling which was so terrific injury that it made him to sacrifice cricket at a young age of 29.
Player 6. Mark Boucher (South Africa)
Keegan Meth, Zimbabwe bowler suffered with a lesion wound to the lower lip and lost four upper teeths while bowling which all happened in few seconds as the delivery hit by Bangladeshi batsman Nasir Hossain didn’t let time to react and was back to him that too on face.
Player 9. Alex Tudor (England)
Alex Tudor of England got hit with delivery delivered from Brett Lee which was probably a bouncer and was misjudged by Alex Tudor before hitting it out leading to a serious injury on head.
Player 10. Rilee Rossouw (Bushnahira Cricket Dundee)
Australian cricketer Justin Langer’s got hit when he was playing his 100th Test match has made him to suffer with an injury at the head after a delivery from Makhaya Ntini struck him at his head which made his 100th test match as last match.
Player 13. Justin Vaughan (South Australia)
South Australian player Justin Vaughan was hit on the head by a bouncer delivery from David Saker which was a technically unplayable ball at Pura Cup match in the year 2001.
Player 14. Mike Gatting (England)
Nasty injury occurred with Mike Gatting of England on 1986 tour of West Indies on the first day of ODI. Malcolm Marshall’s delivery was made the Mike Gatting nose to bleed and was often called as the most photographed nose in Britain.
Player 15. Raman Lamba
Abhani Krira Chakra club player Raman Lambha was hit by a ball when he was fielding at forward short leg he got hit on forehead although the bass ricocheted on to the wicket-keeper leaving him to get out of pitch. The injury was so serious that it lead him to get induced in coma.
Player 16. Nari Contractor
Nari Contractor was Indian cricket team’s captain in 1962 he got struck with a delivery from Charlie Griffith on the head and lead him to life-threatening illness however he recovered while never played for India again.