Cricketers Whose Career Ended Prematurely In Their 20s

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Phillip Hughes (Credits: Twitter)

Cricket, just like other sports, is a true reflection of life. Just like in life, you never know what turn it will take in the future, the same is the case with sports. It’s unpredictable.

Just ask those cricketers who started off on a bright note and were primed for a long haul, before a dramatic turn of events proceeded to end their career while they were still in their 20s. Here’s a look at cricketers whose career ended prematurely in their 20s:

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Craig Kieswetter- England

Cricketers Whose Career Ended Prematurely In Their 20s
Craig Kieswetter. (Credits: Twitter)

222 runs in 7 games at an average of 31.71, including a match-winning 49-ball 63 in the titular clash of the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup against Ashes foes Australia. Craig Kieswetter played a stellar role in England’s maiden World triumphs in the Caribbean.

Kieswetter’s career, however, ended on a brutal note four seasons later, when he was coped a blow on his eye while batting in a county fixture. Kiesewetter underwent surgery and even tried to make a return to competitive cricket by featuring in a domestic T20 tournament in South Africa. The right-hander, however, was forced to call it a day in June 2015 at the age of 27.

“After been given the opportunity to take some time off and step away from the game, I’ve come to the decision that wasn’t the easiest to make, yet I feel is the right one,” said Kieswetter after announcing his retirement.

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