Young Pakistan batsman Zubair Ahmed loses his life being hit by a bouncer on Independence day
Zubair Ahmed death reminds us of the unforgettable tragedy that took place when Aussie cricketer Phil Hughes lost his life after being hit on the neck while batting.
by Soham Author
Published - Aug 16, 2017 1:21 pm | Updated - Aug 16, 2017 1:28 pm
While the country of Pakistan celebrated their 70th Independence Day, sadness overshadowed the Pakistan cricket scenario as young cricket Zubair Ahmed had to suffer an unfortunate death on the cricket field. According to reports, the batsman was hit by a bouncer in the head during a club cricket match on 14th August which resulted in his demise.
The Pakistan Cricket Board took to their official Twitter handle to reveal the heartbreaking news. In the tweet, the board mentioned that the loss of Zubair Ahmed is an extremely sad one. The committee also reminded everyone that the incident is an example of why safety gears like helmet are a must while playing the game of cricket.
“Tragic death of Zubair Ahmed is another reminder that safety gear i.e. helmet must be worn at all times. Our sympathies with Zubair’s family.” the tweet read.
Zubair Ahmed death reminds us of the unforgettable tragedy that took place when Aussie cricketer Phil Hughes lost his life after being hit on the neck while batting. The incident took place in the Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 25 November 2014 when a Sean Abbot delivery did the damage. Hughes collapsed face first on the ground and was rushed to the St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. The left handed opening batsman underwent surgery at the hospital but unfortunately lost the battle. He passed away on November 27th, 2014, which marked one of the biggest tragedies in cricket history.
It was not only Zubair Ahmed who was hit by a bouncer on 14th of August but Aussie cricketer David Warner also faced a similar delivery. The Australian team was practising in Darwin for their upcoming tour Bangladesh and the squad was divided into two teams for an intra-squad battle. David Warner and Steve Smith were the two captains and the former suffered an injury during the match. Warner was hit by a Josh Hazlewood delivery on the head resulting in his fall. The batsman was taken off the ground for treatment immediately.
Tragic death of Zubair Ahmed is another reminder that safety gear i.e. helmet must be worn at all times. Our sympathies with Zubair's family pic.twitter.com/ZNmWDYaT5w
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 16, 2017
— shakir Abbasi (@ShakirAbbasi22) August 15, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) August 15, 2017