Undoubtedly, cricket is an entertaining sport. Since its origin, the game has recorded multiple fatal accidents that later turned out to be life or career-ending. There is a long list of players who badly got injured and never became able to play the game again.
A few also have died due to blackouts, heart failures, and other sorts of injuries. Concluding, cricket is also proved as one of the dangerous games in the world. Playing without a good-quality helmet might be hazardous for a player. Here are the names of the players who have undergone cricket injuries that destroyed the careers.
Cricket injuries that destroyed the careers
Mark Verdon Boucher:
Mark Boucher, now the coach of the South Africa Cricket Team, yielded a career-ending breakage during his tenure and had to coil up his cricketing career in 2012. Boucher has played all formats for the Proteas making thriving individual and team records.
On 9th July 2012, he sustained a serious eye injury as the bail struck his left eye. Unluckily, he was not wearing a helmet or glasses to protect himself and the event became a threat to his playing career.
Nariman Jamshedi, the former Indian cricket player, had to bid farewell to his cricket career after he ended up with one of the severe cricket injuries. A deadly short ball by Charlie Griffith injured the back of the skull after which he fell unconscious.
His dreams of playing cricket shattered as he was eliminated from the squad. Not only this, but he was already coming from a series of injuries. However, he continued playing for domestic teams and later on held the coaching vacancies. His fans remembered him for many next years and still lays in many hearts. Here is how people celebrated his 87th birthday.
Rumman Raees, one of the prominent names from the list of Pakistan’s left-handed pacers, sustained a career-ending nasty injury playing a PSL match vs Quetta Gladiators in 2018.
The doctors advised him never to play cricket again but his hopes are not turned off as he says,
Nothing is impossible but the physicians advised me ‘never to play cricket again’ due to disc problems for 2 years. But I am amenable to come back wrestling with the barricades of being a professional athlete. The rehabilitation process does not undeviatingly trigger me to the international level but I have to go through a decorous system to come back and incite the selectors.
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Maqsood emerged as an off-spin bowler in his primary career but a serious back injury kept him away from the game for the next three years. Later, he bounced back in 2007 as a mid-order handy batsman but unfortunately got struck by an ankle injury. Despite being marsh down as a consequence of some poor performances, he once again made a revival assembling 951 runs and turning the figure to 1020 in the subsequent period.
The batter kept on performing in the List-A cricket gathering 988 runs at an average of 78. Glitching the domestic cricket, he has stayed a part of multiple teams along with representing Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, and Multan Sultans in the HBL PSL. Now, he is on his way to be in the squad back following his majestic performances lately.
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Simon Jones, former England’s fast-bowler, has represented his team in 18 red-ball games and 8 ODIs. He made his international debut versus India in 2002 at Lords.
Jones suffered a skiddy injury in 2005 but yet made it to the big event, The Ashes. Pulling up his best performances blowing Aussies away, his stats of 6/53 are yet considerable.
He had no idea about one more injury awaiting him to end his career that time. In the 2006-07 Ashes, he endured an injury near the boundary line ending up his promising career forever.
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England’s promising wicketkeeping batsman, Craig Kieswetter got injured while playing a county match for Somerset versus Northamptonshire. While playing, the ball between his helmet and grills breaking his eye socket and nose. Unfortunately, he could never become a cricketer again and retired aging 27.
Craig was also part of the England Cricket Team 2010. Featuring in the ICC T20 World Cup Final against Australia that year, he received the Man of the Match award for his remarkable services to the conquerors.
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David Lawrence’s injury is one of the most painful ones suffered during a play destroying his cricketing career. On his way to becoming a brutal pacer for England, he suffered a knee fracture just a moment before throwing the delivery.
Whilst playing against New Zealand in 1992, he fell horribly with his kneecap suffering a fracture. The painful shouts echoed in the stadium as the watchers said the sound of his knee-break was like a bullet fired. He could feature three lions in 5 Tests and had to retire at an early age of 29.
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Geof Allott of New Zealand, who was the second-highest wicket-getter of the ICC World Cup 1999, was the limelight of his team. A persistent back injury truncated his cricket career and he had to retire at the age of 29.
He bowled inspiringly at the English conditions propelling New Zealand to the concluding stages but eventually getting out in the semifinals. With his brilliant bowling tactics, he has made a name despite playing only 10 tests and 31 ODIs.
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