Pakistan's Young Batsman Dies After Being Hit By Bouncer

Marlene Weaver
August 18, 2017

Just a day before Australian vice-captain, David Warner, was hit by Josh Hazlewood delivery during Australia's intra-practice match, Pakistan's young cricketer, Zubair Ahmed, lost his life being hit by a bouncer in a game in Mardan (Pakistan). Noted commentator and former Australian player Dean Jones expressed condolences via twitter.

Peshawar Zalmi pledged support to the family of cricketer Zubair, who died in Multan after being hit by ball.

Ahmed played four List A matches and a Twenty20 for the Quetta Bears back in his homeland, as per reports on Pakistani media. "Our sympathies with Zubair's family", the board tweeted.

It served as the latest reminder of the dangers of the sport that were highlighted so tragically by the death of Phillip Hughes, a close friend of Warner, in 2014. Playing for South Australia against New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney, 26-Test veteran Hughes was struck on neck by a bouncer from Sean Abbott. It is yet unclear whether the player was wearing a safety helmet. He was rushed to hospital, but passed away two days later.

However, the new regulation does not make it compulsory to wear a helmet when batting, but when a batsman elects to wear a helmet it must be compliant with its strict safety regulations.

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