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21 November 2017 Last updated 32 minutes ago

Bouncer kills young batsman in Mardan

A young Pakistan batsman Zubair Ahmed File photo A young Pakistan batsman Zubair Ahmed

A young Pakistan batsman Zubair Ahmed died in a tragic incident when he was hit by a bouncer during a club match in Mardan that was played on August 14, Pakistan’s Independence Day.

The news was shared by Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) official Twitter account in which it stated, “Tragic death of Zubair Ahmed is another reminder that safety gear i.e. helmet must be worn at all times. Our sympathies with Zubair’s family.”

Tragic death of Zubair Ahmed is another reminder that safety gear i.e. helmet must be worn at all times. Our sympathies with Zubair's family pic.twitter.com/ZNmWDYaT5w

— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 16, 2017

Former Australia cricket Dean Jones also expressed condolences in his message and said, “Its so sad to hear.. Young Cricketer Zubair died in Mardan after Cricket ball hit on head during Cricket match. Condolences to his family.”

It is worth mentioning here that Australia’s left-hand batsman Phillip Hughes also lost his life to a bouncer when he was hit in the neck during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in November 2014.