Cricket is a Gentleman’s Game and this game has given life to many Players also made some cricketers demi-Gods for their fans also there are moments when some legendary Cricketers ended up their careers in pathetic ways here is a list of 5 cricketers who faced this situation at the end of their Cricketing career.
5. VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman is one of the specialist Test cricketers ever born in India and some sources reveal that reason to his retirement is during 2011 Test Series, Laxman didn’t perform up to the expectations and scored only two half-centuries in eight innings.
After this series, the media and former cricketers started remarking that it was time for “players of age” and Laxman took those words to his heart and said Good Bye to Cricket by not even letting his name into the selections to upcoming New Zealand series at that time.
4. Mark Boucher
South African cricketer, Mark Boucher, went through an unexpected retirement after a dreadful eye injury. During his team’s tour match against Somerset, Boucher was wicket keeping when the tragedy struck. Imran Tahir bowled a googly which hit the stump and caused a bail to fly, and hit Boucher in the eye. Writhing in pain, he was immediately taken to the hospital and was later diagnosed with the lacerated eyeball. After sustaining a 3-hour-long surgery, he soon announced his retirement.
After Ball hit him in the ground
This was after the eye surgery
3. Shivnarine ChanderPaul
This unusual “Crab Like” stance doesn’t speak volumes about his phenomenal career but this is just another thing about him that is missed in the cricketing fraternity and currently, he is at no. 8 amongst world’s highest run-scorers in Test Cricket.
He is the best example of how politics in cricket effect players, West Indies Cricket Board forced him to retire The country issued him a No Objection Certificate only if he retired on a particular date. When that day came, Chanderpaul finally said goodbye to international cricket at the age of 41 and today this Legendary Batsman is playing for his domestic side Guyana.
2. Craig Kieswetter
Known for being an aggressive batsman and an efficient wicketkeeper, England Cricketer Kieswetter retired at the age of 28 after getting seriously injured in the eye during a T20 tournament.
He had begun his career in 2007 by playing county cricket for Somerset. Following his strong performances, he made his international debut in 2010. Still suffering vision problems, Kieswetter’s career ended tragically. He decided to call it a day in 2015.
1. Philip Hughes
Everyone knows him, but he just didn’t leave the Cricket field but left his life after playing a cricket match between South Wales and South Australia, Hughes faced Sean Abbott’s bouncer. Tragically, he attempted a hook-shot and missed, got hit by the bowl below his ear (the area not protected by the helmet) and then collapsed on the ground.
He was immediately taken to the hospital for surgery and later succumbed to coma, from which he never woke up. His cause of demise was later revealed to be subarachnoid hemorrhage.