Birth anniversary special in pics: A tribute to cricketers who died young

Indian cricketer Raman Lamba passed away when he was hit by a ball during a match. On his birth anniversary, we take a look at some cricketers who met with untimely deaths

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The former India batsman was 38 when he died, three days after being hit on the head while fielding for Abahani against Mohammedan in a club match at Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1998. Raman was not wearing a helmet when Mohammedan’s Mehrab Hossain’s shot struck him on the temple and rebounded to wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud. Raman walked off the field never to return to play his much-loved sport. Pic/ MiD DAY archives

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    Raman Lamba

    The former India batsman was 38 when he died, three days after being hit on the head while fielding for Abahani against Mohammedan in a club match at Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1998. Raman was not wearing a helmet when Mohammedan’s Mehrab Hossain’s shot struck him on the temple and rebounded to wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud. Raman walked off the field never to return to play his much-loved sport. Pic/ MiD DAY archives

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