4 future star cricketers whose career ended early due to unforeseen tragic incidents

Future star cricketers

There have been many such players in the history of cricket who have earned a name all over the world with their talent and performance. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Virender Sehwag, Steve Waugh, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Brian Lara, Courtney Walsh, Viv Richards, you go on taking names but this list will never end.


Whenever the names of these cricketers are taken in the history of cricket, they are taken with great respect. They played cricket for their country for a long time and made many records to their name.

Although there were some unfortunate cricketers who were quite talented but their careers ended prematurely due to injury.


In this article, we take a look at 4 future star cricketers whose career ended early due to injury.

Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes was the player who had the record for scoring two centuries in a single Test match at the youngest. He did this feat at the age of just 20. Phil Hughes was batting profusely at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 25 November and his mother and sister were also enjoying his game by sitting in the stands. When he was on 63, then a bouncer ball hit him on his head. He immediately collapsed there and was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery but despite that, he passed away.

Phil Hughes said goodbye to this world at the age of just 25 and he remained unbeaten forever on 63 runs. The entire cricketing world was shocked by this incident. Even today, when the Australian team plays a cricket match in Sydney, it pays tribute to Phil Hughes. David Warner dedicated it to Phil Hughes after scoring a triple century at the SCG itself.


Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson in the 2013-14 season was playing with fire. Johnson had bowled very lethally in that season but the other aspect of his brilliant bowling was also that the careers of many batsmen were at stake because of his bowling.

Jonathan Trott

England’s No. 3 batsman Jonathan Trott suffered the most. He made a place in the England team by scoring runs in domestic cricket. In his short career for England, he had become a very reliable batsman but Mitchell Johnson’s tremendous fast bowling shook him mentally. Jonathan Trott had to leave the Ashes series midway, and after that he continued to struggle with it.

He returned to the England team once again thanks to the runs he scored in domestic cricket, but he was no longer the former Jonathan Trott. In 2015, he announced his retirement from international cricket.

Nathan Bracken

Nathan Bracken was once a key part of Australia’s ODI team. He had a different identity because of his tall stature and hair. In 2008, he was the world’s number one bowler in ODIs. However, in 2009, due to a knee injury and wrong treatment by doctors, his career ended prematurely.

After this he demanded damages from Cricket Australia and after about 10 years he got the damages. But in the midst of all this, Australia lost one of its promising bowlers.

Craig Kieswetter

Craig Kieswetter was the hero of England’s 2010 T20 World Cup final match as he helped England capture their one and only T20 World Cup Trophy till date. He was a superb explosive batsman at the top order and also used to do excellent wicketkeeping. He could have achieved great heights in his career, but it went wrong.

In a domestic match against Northamptonshire, a ball went through his helmet and went straight to his mouth. Due to this, his nose was broken and his eyes were also deeply hurt. After this, Kieswetter returned to the field several times, but because of that injury, he was no longer a player physically and mentally. Finally, in 2015, just 5 years after his debut, he announced his retirement.

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