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Sportsmen who died tragically on the field

  • Cricket, Moto GP, Boxing, NASCAR, Philip Highes, Frankie Campbell, Raman Lamba, Shoya Tomizawa,Marco Simoncelli, Dale Earnhardt, Ian Folley,
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    On 25th November, 2014 Phillip Hughes, was struck by a bouncer on the head from Sean Abbot. Phillip Hughes, batting for South Australia, was hit by an unexpected bouncer from the New South Wales bowler. After suffering the blow he immediately fell on the ground. After preliminary treatment done on the ground he was taken to the hospital. Two days later, Australian team doctor, Peter Brukner announced the morose news about his death.

  • Cricket, Moto GP, Boxing, NASCAR, Philip Highes, Frankie Campbell, Raman Lamba, Shoya Tomizawa,Marco Simoncelli, Dale Earnhardt, Ian Folley,
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    The former India international was hit on the head while fielding during a club match in Dhaka. Standing at short-leg close to the batsman, the opener sustained serious brain injuries and went into a coma three days after the incident before being pronounced dead. As well as India, Lamba represented Ireland in unofficial ODI matches.

  • Cricket, Moto GP, Boxing, NASCAR, Philip Highes, Frankie Campbell, Raman Lamba, Shoya Tomizawa,Marco Simoncelli, Dale Earnhardt, Ian Folley,
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    The all-rounder from the late 80s and early 90s who played in the English County and was also a part of England’s national cricket team, Ian Folley, was one of a kind player in the game. While playing for Whitehaven in the English County, Folley suffered a blow right below his right eye. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he suffered a heart attack and died. He was 30 at that time.

  • Cricket, Moto GP, Boxing, NASCAR, Philip Highes, Frankie Campbell, Raman Lamba, Shoya Tomizawa,Marco Simoncelli, Dale Earnhardt, Ian Folley,
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    Shoya Tomiziwa was regarded as the best rider that Japan had in recent years. Being successful at the All Japan Road Race Championship, he competed in MotoGP. He was competed in the newly formed class Moto2, and soon he became the pioneer of the new class. But as fate had some terrible tales written for him, on September 5, 2010 he was caught up in a brutal crash at the San Marino Grand Prix.

  • Cricket, Moto GP, Boxing, NASCAR, Philip Highes, Frankie Campbell, Raman Lamba, Shoya Tomizawa,Marco Simoncelli, Dale Earnhardt, Ian Folley,
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    Marco Simocelli was a professional motorcycle racer who hailed from Italy. He competed in 125cc class and 250 cc class. He won 250cc championship in 2008. On 23rd of November 2011, Marco Simoncelli was involved in a crash in Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. Sinomcelli dislocated his shoulders and suffered multiple injuries on head and chest. The race was immediately red-flagged and Simoncelli was rushed to the hospital and was declared dead.

  • Cricket, Moto GP, Boxing, NASCAR, Philip Highes, Frankie Campbell, Raman Lamba, Shoya Tomizawa,Marco Simoncelli, Dale Earnhardt, Ian Folley,
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    NASCAR legendary driver Dale Earnhardt was a man who won 76 races out of 676. One of a kind he was who lived all his life fearlessly, making winning a habit. In 2001, at Daytona International Speedway, while driving in the 2001 Daytona 500, Earnhardt was involved in a last-lap crash. He died of a basilar skull fracture. His son Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives in the NASCAR just like his father, and he hopes to achieve what his father achieved. Dale Sr. was 49 years old.

  • Cricket, Moto GP, Boxing, NASCAR, Philip Highes, Frankie Campbell, Raman Lamba, Shoya Tomizawa,Marco Simoncelli, Dale Earnhardt, Ian Folley,
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    Boxing is known because of its fierce nature, and being fierce would mean some unfortunate events. Back in the 1930s, Frankie Campbell was considered as on the toughest competitor in the ring. He faced Max Baer, a strong opponent known for his aggression. After being knocked down by Campbell in the second round, Baer became so furious that until the fifth round he didn’t stop punching Campbell. With the numerous blows to his jaw, Campbell fell inside the ring and was decaled dead on his way to the hospital. The autopsy reports stated that his skull was completely shattered and was dislocated from the brain.

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