Cricket News: There have been many memorable events in the history of cricket. There were a lot of accidents on the field. Of the audience
Cricket News: There have been many memorable events in the history of cricket. There were a lot of accidents on the field. There were many incidents ranging from spectator riots to player fights and deaths of cricketers. Former Australia batsman Philip Hugh has died after being hit by a ball during a match. A cricketer from the England cricket team also died on the field. But this death was not due to hitting the ball. Due to a long-standing disease. The name of this cricketer is Wilf Slack. January 15 is his death anniversary. Exactly 33 years ago he died on the field playing cricket on the same day. How did this accident happen when a 34-year-old cricketer was killed? No disease took his life. Let’s find out how his cricket career is.
Career start with the England team
Wilf Slack was born on December 12, 1954, in St. Vincent, Caribbean. A few days later he arrived in Buckinghamshire, England with his family. This is where his education and cricket began. At the age of 21 he joined the Buckinghamshire team in Minor County. His good performance there earned him a place on the Middlesex County team. Left-handed batsman, right-handed medium pacer. Wilfe made his Middlesex debut in the 1977 county season.
The first call-up from the England cricket team came in 1986 after years of waiting. He made his Test debut in the Port of Spain tour of the West Indies. Only two runs scored in two innings. He was subsequently dropped for two Tests. He scored 52 in the last Test. He got a chance in the Headingley Test against India which went to England the same year but he failed. And then permanently removed from the team.
Unknown disease, life-threatening
The unnamed disease slowly began to affect Wilf’s career and then ended permanently. In the mid-1980s, Wilf had problems with a ‘black out’ while batting. While practicing in the nets, he suddenly fainted in the dark. Wilf was treated but no examination revealed any disease. And then came the 1989 tour just as Wilf’s international career came to an end. He started playing cricket with small teams. Went to Gambia for one such trip. There he fell suddenly on the field during a match on January 15. They rushed him to the hospital but were unable to rescue Wilf. Died at the age of 34.
Wilf’s international career did not last long. He played only 3 Tests in which he scored only 81 runs from his bat. At the same time he scored only 43 runs in 2 ODIs. Wilf, however, earned a good place in first-class cricket. Wilf played 237 first-class matches in his long career. In it he scored nearly 14,000 runs (13950). Scored 25 Centuries. He also has 21 wickets in his account.