Gone too soon: These cricketers died at a young age

Sep 25, 2018, 13:29 IST
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Hansie Cronje: The former South African skipper died in a plane crash in 2002 at the age of 32. Cronje fell from grace in 2000 after his name got embroiled in a match-fixing scandal and he was subsequently banned from playing cricket for life. Cronje was killed after the flight he was onboard crashed into the Outeniqua Mountains northeast of George airport in South Africa. Pic/ Getty Images

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Former South Africa cricket captain, the late Hansie Cronje, was born on September 25, 1969. Hansie Cronje went from being one of the most celebrated cricketers of his time, to confess his role in match-fixing, to ultimately losing his life in a plane crash. On Cronje's birth anniversary today, here's a look at cricketers who have met with untimely deaths.

 

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