Pakistan cricketer Zubair Ahmed dies after being struck by bouncer

Pakistan cricketer Zubair Ahmed dies after being hit on the head by a bouncer

In a shocking turn of events, a young Pakistani batsman named Zubair Ahmed died on the field after being hit by a bouncer.

Zubair Ahmed, a teenager, was playing the match on August 14 - Pakistan's Independence Day.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took to Twitter to convey their condolence and also urged every cricketer to wear the protective gear at all times while at the crease.

This is not the first such instance of a player losing his/her life due to lack of safety guards worn while batting. "Our sympathies with Zubair's family", the PCB tweeted.

In 2014, Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes passed away after succumbing to a head injury sustained during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.




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

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced new regulations for helmet safety during international matches.

The tragic news comes 24 hours after Australian batsman David Warner sent a scare through the national squad when he too was struck by a Josh Hazlewood bouncer.

However, Warner is recovering well after and is expected to be fit for the upcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh.

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