Deadly Blows: Horrendous Onfield Events in Cricket

When Steve Waugh & Jason Gillespie crashed into Each Other at Asgiriya in 1999 at Kandy ….

COL01:SPORT-CRICKET AUSTRALIA:KANDY,SRILANKA,10SEP99 – Australian fielders Jason Gillespie (left) and captain Steve Waugh collide in attempting to take a catch from the bat of Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardena on the second day of the first cricket test at the Asgiriya stadium in central Kandy September 10. Jayawardena survived with his score on 34 but the two fielders were taken to hospital with Gillespie rushed on a stretcher with a broken leg and Waugh with an injured nose. Jayawardena swept a ball from Colin Miller and Gillespie came in from long-leg while Waugh rushed down from short fine-leg to take the catch. Sri Lanka went in for lunch at 181 for 5. al/Photo by Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi REUTERS

When Phil Hughes was felled and killed bya Bouncer from Sean Abbot on 27 November 2014 in Sydney …

Phil Hughes never regained consciosness. 

Both Steve Waugh and Jason Gilespie recovered and played more international cricket.

As rumour has it, Sanath Jayasuriya phoned an SL Air Force friend and a helicopter was sent to the Bogambara Grounds in Kandy (Asgiriya beeing less accessible) and an ambulance with the injured crickers was waiting there so that they could be whizsked to Colombo for specialist treatment.


AND INCIDENTS all but forgotten; when Sunil Wettinuny and Duleep Mendis were felled by Geoff Thomson at the Kennington Oval in 1975

 Sunil Wettimuny incapacitatedvby a yorker ….. and Duleep Meniis felled and hospitalaised bya bouncer:  There does not seem to hhave beena stretcher handy. Duleep is being carried by Two other Thomains in the side: Dennis Chanmugam and Mevan Peiris, while the new batsman, Anura Tennekoon, (another Thomian) is alongside  looking very, very anxious


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One response to “Deadly Blows: Horrendous Onfield Events in Cricket

  1. Clean up cricket
    Deliberately bowling dangerous deliveries to intimidate batsmen is still seen as acceptable, no lessons have been learned.

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