Australia’s explosive all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out of the ODI World Cup 2023 match against England, to be held in Ahmedabad on Monday. Maxwell was on a golf cart, heading back to the team hotel from the clubhouse when the incident took place on Wednesday. He lost his grip, slipped and fell from the cart. In the process, he ended up injuring his head and suffering a concussion. The star all-rounder’s absence could hurt Australia’s semifinal plans.
Let’s have a look at some of the cricketers who met with freak accidents …
Star wicketkeeper-batsman of the Indian cricket team, Rishabh Pant, was involved in a major accident when he was returning from New Delhi to Roorkee. The accident occurred close to the Narsan boundary of Roorkee. He was alone in his Mercedes car. His car collided with the divider and then caught fire.
The Star Indian all-rounder missed the 2022 Asia Cup due to an injury he suffered during an adventure activity at the sea side in Dubai.
The star England wicketkeeper-batsman broke his fibula in three places which required a plate to be installed in his ankle in 2022.
Former Australia all-rounder and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds died in a car crash on March 14, 2022.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Former India captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi met with an accident on his way on July 1, 1961. His car was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle at Hove in East Sussex. He had badly injured his right eye.
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin’s car met with an accident at the Kota mega highway in Soorwal on December 30, 2020. Azharuddin suffered a minor injury.
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami met with an accident while returning to New Delhi from Dehradun on March 25, 2018. The speedster sustained minor injuries.
Former India great Sunil Gavaskar escaped unharmed in a car accident while travelling from Manchester to London on August 10, 2014, after the completion of the third Test between India and England.
Former India all-rounder Joginder Sharma received head injuries when his car collided with a BPO vehicle at Dwarka in New Delhi on November 24, 2011.
Former India pacer Praveen Kumar met with an accident in Meerut on July 2023. He was hit by a speeding canter. Fortunately, the pacer escaped unhurt.