Cricket looks like one of the most fun and lucrative career in the world. After all, you only have to play your favorite game and get paid for it. Well, it seems like a perfect world but it isn’t that smooth always. The injuries can turn into the demon of the dark and turn this dreamy world into a sad reality.
There have been times when the talented cricketers have to end their careers because of certain injuries they got while playing on-field.
Here, in this article, we bring you a list of 5 cricketers, whose careers ended because of injuries. Have a look:
5. Craig Kieswetter:
Craig Kieswetter, the right-hand batsman-wicketkeeper of the England cricket team suffered a blow to his eyes after he was hit on the helmet in the County match in the year 2014. Following this, Craig had to go through a surgery after which he failed to make a solid comeback, infact, he decided to end his cricketing career at the age of only 27 years.
4. David Lawrence:
David Lawrence only played five Test matches and one One Day match for the England cricket team. During the fifth test match, David broke his kneecap and collapsed in his run-up. Though he tried to make a comeback in 1998 in County Cricket, however, he has lost his form and eventually, he decided to end his career at the age of 28 years.
3. Saba Karim:
Saba Karim, the Indian wicket-keeper batsman from Patna featured only in one Test match and 34 One Day Internationals. During a match against Bangladesh, Saba was hit by the bail on his eye in the year 2000. Though he tried to make a comeback but he used to face difficulty in watching the ball. Currently, Saba Karim is the General Manager, Cricket Operations for the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
2. Mark Boucher:
Mark Boucher was regarded as one of the finest wicketkeepers and featured in 147 Test matches and 295 ODIs four South Africa, however, his career ended on a bad note. Well, during a match, Imran Tahir bowled a googly that hit the stump and caused a bail to fly, and hit the eye of South African cricketer, Mark Boucher. He was taken to the hospital and was later diagnosed with the lacerated eyeball. This incident ended his career.
1. Ryan Harris:
Ryan Harris dominated Test cricket in a very short period of time. He played 27 test matches, where he took 113 wickets. However, he suffered a knee injury in 2015 because of which he decided to end his career at the age of only 33 years.