From Cricket Injuries to Death

  • iftekhar
  • Nov 27, 2014
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I was suppose to be writing something different on Thanksgiving Day. However, things always doesn’t go according to our plans all the time. Perhaps that’s something what we call “fate”. I am saddened by the news that Phillip Hughes (Australian Cricketer) is no more. A bright and talented sports man who had lot more to give not only to the Australian Cricket but also to the Cricket fans all around the world.

Australian Cricketer Phillip HughesAustralian Cricketer Phillip Hughes. © Getty Images.

Hughes, a 25 year old batsman who was playing for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday. He collapsed on ground after being struck by a “bouncer” from bowler Sean Abbott. He was taken to the hospital right away and placed in an induced coma but he never regained his consciousness. Doctors pronounced him dead today.

My heart goes out to his family at this critical moment. Like all other Cricket fans from around the world, I mourn on the loss of such bright young soul. Cricket fans would definitely miss him.

Hughes death also reminds me the death of another Indian Cricketer, Raman Lamba who also died back in 1998 from similar incident in Bangladesh. Such events are totally unexpected and painful. I also understand that accidents are accidents and can not be avoided entirely. I am no expert on this yet I would request ICC committee to take necessary measures (safer Cricket Helmet) to prevent such tragic losses.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy the day with your loved ones and be safe.

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