Cricketers who succumbed to fatal injuries on field

Publish Date: 27 Nov 2014, 05:14 PM
Last Updated: 27 Nov 2014, 05:14 PM
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Cricketers who succumbed to fatal injuries on field

Cricketers who succumbed to fatal injuries on field

The cricketing world was jolted on Thursday by the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who was hit by a fatal bouncer during a match. He was struck on the head by a short-pitched delivery from New South Wales paceman Sean Abbott, a devastating blow that experts compared to the trauma suffered by car crash victims. After being treated at the stadium, Hughes, who played 26 tests and 25 one-day internationals, was rushed to hospital to have emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. News of Hughes's death brought a fresh wave of tributes on social media, with past and present players conveying their shock and grief. Such tragedies have time and again cast a pall on the game. Here is a brief list.

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