Cricket is generally called the Gentleman’s game. However, many tragic incidents have made headlines for the game. Cricket can become dangerous too. Many players in the past have died playing their beloved game on the field. Cricket honors them for their participation and fans remember them for their spirit and love for the game. Here is the list 10 cricketers who died playing cricket on the field.
10. Richard Beaumont – England
Richard Beaumont died at the age of 33 while playing on the field. He collapsed on the ground and died on the spot. Doctors later confirmed that Richard Beaumont suffered a suspected heart attack and died as he collapsed on the ground. He died in the year of 2012.
9. Abdul Aziz – Pakistan
Abdul Aziz , the young promising cricketer died on the field while batting at the age of 18. He was hit at the chest by a bouncer and fell on the ground. He was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead there. Abdul Aziz died in 1959.
8. Wilf Slack – England
Wilf Slack died on the field in 1989. He suffered blackouts and died on the spot. He was playing in a domestic match. He suffered blackouts in previous matches as well. However, doctors never found in any reason of his blackouts and death; He was 34 years of old at the time of death.
7. Ian Folley – England
The 30 year old batsman was playing in a domestic match for Derbyshire when a ball climbed up unexpectedly and hit him between the eyes. This fatal accident led to a severe heart attack and Ian Folley died in 1993.
6. Zulfiqar Bhatti – Pakistan
Zulfiqar Bhatti was considered a young talent and died at the age of 22 years in 2013. He was hit on the chest while playing for a domestic match. He collapsed on the ground. He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead by that time.