Ten cricketers who died too young

July 12, 2018

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Several international cricketers have their careers cut short due to injuries but there are some players who died at a young age. SAMAA Digital looks at several cricketers who passed away too soon.

  1. Phil Hughes

The 25-year old Australian batsman went into a coma after being hit by a bouncer and never regained consciousness. He passed away on November 27, 2014.

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  1. Hansie Cronje

The South African captain was killed in an air crash on June 1, 2012. He was 32 years old.

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  1. Ben Hollioake

The English all-rounder lost his life in a car accident at the age of 24 years on March 23, 2002 in Perth.

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  1. Malcolm Marshall

The West Indies cricket legend passed away on November 4th, 1999 at the age of 41 years after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

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  1. Runako Morton

The all-rounder from the West Indies was killed after he crashed his vehicle into a pole in Trinidad on March 4, 2012 at the age of 33 years.

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  1. Raman Lamba

The Indian batsman died at a hospital after being hit on the temple by a cricket ball while fielding on February 23, 1998. He was 38 years old.

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  1. Manjarul Islam Rana

The 22-year old Bangladeshi cricketer died in a motorcycle crash on March 16, 2007. The Bangladesh cricket team dedicated the first match of the 2007 Cricket World Cup to him.

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  1. Tom Maynard

The English domestic cricketer was electrocuted on a railway line and was hit by a London underground train in the early hours of June 18, 2012. He was 23 years old.

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  1. Zulfiqar Bhatti

The 22-year old domestic cricketer from Pakistan died when he was struck by a cricket ball on his chest on December 19, 2013.

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  1. Darryn Randall

The South African batsman died after he was hit on the head while attempting to play a pull shot. He was 32 years old.

Photo Courtesy: Charlie Randall Cricket

 

 
 

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