5 Cricketers who were forced to retire because of injuries

5 Cricketers who were forced to retire because of injuries

Here are 5 players whose careers were cut short by injuries.

Craig Kieswetter
Craig Kieswetter. (Photo Source: Craig Kieswetter Twitter Handle)

Cricket is a game that demands extreme fitness from the players and its importance has grown ever so much in modern day cricket. With players like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, there is so much stress on the acrobatics on the field. Gymming is also an important aspect of the present day player, they want to be ready for any kind of situation on the field.

But this hasn’t been the case with many players from the past. Some of them have injury-prone bodies and can get injured quickly. There have been instances where injuries forced cricketers to even leave the game forever. Here are 5 such players whose careers were cut short by injuries:

Here are 5 such players whose careers were cut short by injuries:

#5 Nathan Bracken

Nathan Bracken of Australia
Nathan Bracken of Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The pacer from Australia used to be a dependent bowler for Ricky Ponting in the ODI format and donned the duties of bowling at the death for so long. He had a pretty rhythmic action and could swing the new ball and his changes of pace made him an effective bowler during the slog overs.

His career was never shy of injuries and had his fair share of troubles. It was a severe injury to his knee that forced him to hang up his boots in the year 2011 and opt to get his knee operated. He featured in 5 Tests, 116 ODIs and 19 T20s and was also a part of the World Cup-winning squad of Australia in 2007.