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originally posted by: Timely
a reply to: Agit8dChop
Australia lost a son doing something that no one has died doing for 350 years.
7 december 2013: promising young pakistani cricketer, Zulfiqar Bhatti died after being hit on the chest by a rising ball that caused his death on the pitch.
Bhatti, 22, was batting at his usual one down position for his local club “Super Star cricket club”, when the tragedy occurred.
The authorities, as a mark of respect for the popular cricketer, announced a three-day suspension of all sporting activities in Sukkur, which is the third largest city in the Sindh province.
On Sunday, during a match, South African cricketer named Daren Randal died as they ball hit his head. On this sad occasion, ICC consoled the rest of the players and expressed deep sorrow. Daren Randal was playing the hard cricket board premier league that took place in the eastern cape city of South Africa. He was playing a match where he tried to place a pull shot on a bouncer and instead the ball hit his head and he died. He was on 32 years old. He fell right away on the pitch when the ball hit his head.
Similar events had taken place in the past as well. In the past such events, one umpire and 4 cricketers have died. The victim of the hard ball incidents have been a Pakistani former cricketer Abdul Aziz, Indian Batsman Raman lamba, English players George Smerz and Ayan folay.