New Delhi: There are many exciting scenes during the match on the cricket pitch. Sometimes the rain of sixes and fours, sometimes the best view of the storm bowlers attracts the cricket lovers, but sometimes such incidents happen in the match, which leaves everyone shocked.
There were some incidents on the cricket ground that the players died. Since 1964, 18 cricketers have lost their lives on the field, including 11 players from England. Players from 2 Pakistan, 2 South Africa, 1 Australia and 2 India are also included. One such sad incident has also happened in India 2 days ago, in which the player died due to a heart attack on the field itself.
A video of the incident has surfaced, showing that after throwing the ball, the player on strike strikes a shot and the player on non-strike proceeds to take the run. The player falls down the chanak, causing his death. The name of the player is being reported as Babu Nalawade.
1- Jessper Vinal
Jessper Vinal of England was the first cricketer in the world to lose his life due to injury. On 28 August 1624, he died of a bat on his head in a match played. This match was played in Sussex.
2- Frederick, Prince of Wales
Frederick King George II, the heir to the British throne from 1727, was the elder son of Caroline. He was interested in cricket and is believed to have lost his life in the match played in London on 20 March 1751.
3- George Summers
In this match played in Nottingham on 29 June 1870, George Summers of England was killed by a ball to the head.
4- HP Lighten
During this match played in 1872, the batsman hit such a sharp shot on the ball of HP Lighten that the ball went back to the bowler. Lighten died because of this. The match was played in Derbyshire.
5- Claude Wilson
This match was played on 29 June 1881 in Surrey. In this, Claude Wilson of England lost his life due to sunstroke.
6- Frederick Randon
The England player was hit with a ball on his head in the match played at Lodgers in 1981. Frederick could never recover from this injury, and finally in February 1883, he lost his life.
7- Arthur Erlam
The England player lost his life at the age of just 17. This match was played in July 1921. On the bowler Arthur’s ball, the batsman shot in the front and the ball went into Arthur’s head.
8- Andy Ducat
The match was being played in London on 23 July 1942, in which Andy Ducat of England died of a heart attack.
9- Abdul Aziz
Apart from England players, Abdul Aziz was the first player from any other country to lose his life on the field. Abdul of Pakistan was playing the match on 17 January 1959 in Karachi. Here a very fast ball hit his heart and he died.
10- Michael Ainsworth
A strange incident occurred during this match in London on 28 August 1978, when Michael Ainsworth of England died suddenly.
11- Wilf Slack
The match was played on 15 January 1989 in Gambia. Wilf Slack of England was batting in this match, but suddenly fell while batting and died.
12- Lan Foley
The match was played on 30 August 1993, where Lan Foley of England got the ball. He died of a heart attack while undergoing treatment in the hospital.
13- Raman Lamba
The Indian player was playing the match in Dhaka on 20 February 1998. That’s when the ball hit the head during fielding. He died in the field.
14- Wasim Raja
Pakistan player Wasim Raja suffered a heart attack on the pitch, after which he could not be saved. The match was played on 23 August 2006 in England.
15- Daren Randall
Darren Randall of South Africa was playing in the Eastern Cape on 27 October 2013. During this, he lost his life due to a ball on his head.
16- Philip Hughes
The death of Australian batsman Philip Hughes due to bouncer had shocked the world. During this match played on 27 November 2014, Hugh lost his life due to bouncer on his head during the batting.
17- Raymond van Schur
The South African player was killed in the match played in Namibia on 20 November 2015, Raymond van Schur died due to a stroke.
18- Babu Nalavade
The player lost his life due to a heart attack on the cricket pitch in Junnar tehsil of Pune. When the accident happened, the bowler threw the ball and the player proceeded for a run and suddenly fell down. Pran came out after seeing so many players. The incident is dated 17 February 2021.