Cricketers who retired from cricket due to Injuries

Cricketers who retired from cricket due to Injuries

Cricket is one of the famous game in the world. It is called the gentleman’s game and many countries are now playing cricket.


Cricketers have faced injuries in their cricket career, some are minor injuries while some are major. We have seen many players forced to retire at the early stage of their career due to severe injuries.


Sometimes the precaution isn’t enough for the cricketers to save their cricket career.


So let’s have a quick look at the players who retired early from cricket due to major injuries:



Craig Kieswetter (born 28 November 1987) is a former English cricketer and  was a wicket-keeper aggressive  batsman.



He also played  South Africa Under-19s and after that, he played international cricket for England.


On 13 July 2014, Kieswetter suffered a broken nose and fractured cheekbone following a blow from a bouncer, delivered by David Willey, during the opening day of a County Championship match against Northamptonshire.


He tried to play with his eye injury but he was facing problems with his vision and as a result, Kieswetter announced his retirement from all cricket on 5 June 2015 as a result of his eye injury.




Mark Verdon Boucher is a former South African cricketer and middle-roder  wicket-keeper batsman . He had been a regular feature of the South African side since his dubut in 1997 against Australia, until his retirement from international cricket in July 2012 after a serious eye injury against Somerset.


Mark Boucher suffered a serious eye injury on 9 July 2012, after being struck on his left eye by a bail. He was not wearing a protective helmet nor glasses when he was struck by the bail after leg-spinner Imran Tahir bowled Somerset’s Gemaal Hussain.


Following surgery to the eyeball, Boucher was ruled out of the rest of the tour. Due to the severity of the injury, Boucher—who had planned to retire at the end of the tour—retired from International Cricket on 10 July.



Andrew Flintoff  the tall ace former allrounder from England  has to cut short his carieer due to bowling action. Flintoff was forced to announce his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2010 due to a long standing knee injury.


Flintoff, who retired at the age of 32, played 79 Test matches for England. In May 2014 Flintoff came out of retirement after five years to play Twenty20 cricket for Lancashire again.



Shane Edward Bond, former New Zealand cricketer and one of the greatest fast bolwer of New Zealand after  Sir Richard Hadlee. He has represented New Zealand in Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket.


The  right-arm fast bowler has to cut short his career as  he has suffered from back problems, knee injuries and an abdominal tear. Bond retired from Test cricket in December 2009 at the age of 34 as he wasn’t able to recover from these injuries.



Ryan James Harris, former Australian cricketer and right-arm fast bowler who retires from all forms of cricket 2015 due to a knee injury is the latest addition to the list of players who ended their careers due to injuries.


Harris has taken 57 wickets at an average of 20.63 in 12 Ashes Tests and 113 wickets in the 27 matches he featured for Australia.Ryan was consireder one of the greatest fast bowler that Australia has ever produced. ryan-harris-getty_2768958b

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