10 Cricketers Who Died On Field Due To Injury; The game of cricket has witnessed various things over the years that kept fans entertaining and get awestruck by them. However, amidst those brilliant scenes on the field, there have been many that devastated the cricketers, fans and the regular followers of the game across the world. There would be nothing hurtful than seeing the cricketers losing their life while playing the game of cricket.
But, unfortunately, it has happened on the field and seen numerous cricketers losing their life despite having all the protection gear. Meanwhile, we figured out 10 instances when cricketers lost their life on the field due to injury. Here are they:
10 Cricketers Who Died On Field Due To Injury:
10. George Summers – 1870
It was way back in 1870 when George Summers was died on the field after facing an injury on the field. Unfortunately, he is the first person to die in the field. When he was batting on the typical batting pitch at Lords, the ball took off from a length and hit Summers on the left cheekbone (as per the footnotes by the scorer). He collapsed on the spot.
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Nottinghamshire Guardian reported that the ball “struck him a violent blow on his head, the ball missing his temple by about half an inch. Summers reeled backwards senseless.”