Pakistan's Young Batsman Dies After Being Hit By Bouncer

Pakistan's Young Batsman Dies After Being Hit By Bouncer

IT

Young cricketer Zubair died in Mardan after cricket ball hit him on the head during a match.

Just a day before Australian vice-captain, David Warner, was hit by Josh Hazlewood delivery during Australia's intra-practice match, Pakistan's young cricketer, Zubair Ahmed, lost his life being hit by a bouncer in a game in Mardan (Pakistan).

The tragedy brings back memories of Phil Hughes who died after being hit by a bouncer.

The Pakistan Cricket Board expressed grief at the death of the youngster and said it was a reminder that safety gear must be worn at all times. "Our sympathies with Zubair's family", reads a tweet by the PCB.

Ahmed has played four matches for the ListA and T20 team Quetta Bears, reports Hindustan Times.

A focus on player safety has been heightened since the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in 2014.

Zulfiqar Bhatti, Raman Lamba, George Summers are one of the few unlucky cricketers to have passed away falling prey to injuries on the field.

Batsmen these days wear specially designed helmet which has a neck protection.

The incidence is a stark reminder of dangers facing cricketers despite the protective gears.

A tweet from the PCB seemed to indicate that Zubair may have been batting without a helmet.

  • Terrell Bush