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When injuries left cricket greats drenched in blood

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  • Apr 26, 2013, 19:19 PM IST
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New Delhi: Injuries are a common phenomenon in cricket. Delhi Daredevils batsman, Shikhar Dhawan had to go off the field after sustaining a grievous injury.
 
The incident happened in the 14th over of the match when a Dwayne Bravo delivery hit the Daredevil’s batsman.
 
Dhawan's condition stunned the players on the ground as the team’s physio rushed to the field to help the injured Dhawan.
 
However, Dhawan returned in the 18th over of the match to resume his inning. He played a splendid knock of 63 runs and remained not out till the end.
 
Injuries are a common feature in any game and cricket is no exception.
 
We look at some of the low points of the game, when cricketers were left bloodied and bruised.

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    During the 1999 World Cup, in the match between Sri Lanka and Australia, Jason Gillespie and Steve Waugh were injured as both of them collided with each other while trying to take Mahela Jayawardane's catch.
     
     
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    The collision left Steve Waugh profusely bleeding, while Jason Gillespie had to be carried away off the field. Steve was hospitalised with a broken nose.
     
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    Shoaib Akhtar is by far the most dangerous bowler in contemporary cricket. His lethal speed has made many batsmen flutter in their crease.
     
     
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    One such delivery left South African batsman, Gary Kirsten grievously injured. In the match between Pakistan and South Africa in 2003, Kirsten was hit by a deadly Akhtar's bouncer which left a deep cut below his left eye.

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    When injuries left cricket greats drenched in blood
    In 2011, Zimbabwe's young cricketer Keegan Meth suffered a lethal injury in the match against Bangladesh.
    Meth was hit by a straight shot by Nasir Hussain. The ball hit Meth and left him bleeding and broke his four teeth. A profusely bleeding Meth lay on the ground. 
     
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    Injuries have bad reputation of ending careers of many cricketers.
     
    In one such incident, Sachin Tendulkar suffered from the now famous- Tennis Elbow. 
     
    Continuous use of heavy bat had casted serious doubts over the future of Sachin's cricket career.
     
    Till 2004, Sachin had missed only 3 tests and 45 ODIs. However, after the injury Sachin was forced to sit out for three major series.
     
    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar could not take part in Videocon Cup in Holland; Natwest Challenge Trophy in England and Champions Trophy.
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    English cricketer showed remarkable commitment as he tried to stop a ball on the boundary in the match against Australia.
     
    However, the effort proved a tad bit too costly for the fast bowler. Johnson suffered a serious knee injury. He had to sit out for six-months.
     

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