Vinod Kambli to Chris Gayle: These cricketers suffered from major heart problems

Feb 19, 2018, 18:47 IST
  • Vinod Kambli to Chris Gayle: These cricketers suffered from major heart problems

    (L-R) A collage of Beau Casson, Chris Gayle and Wayne Parnell

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    Vinod Kambli: On Friday, 29 November 2013, Kambli was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after he complained of uneasiness and chest pain. Vinod Kambli fell ill while he was driving from Chembur to Bandra and suddenly stopped the vehicle. A policewoman on duty, Sujata Patil, noticed he could not drive and arranged to rush him to Lilavati Hospital. Vinod Kambli later on recovered and is hail and hearty. Pic/IANS

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    Chris Gayle: In November 2005, the explosive West Indies opener underwent a heart surgery. This happened while the Windies were touring Australia. During the second Test of the series, Gayle retired hurt after he felt an irregular heartbeat. After consulting doctors, he underwent a successful corrective medical surgery in Melbourne. Chris Gayle had to miss the third and final Test of that series at the Adelaide Oval to recover from the surgery. Pic/AFP

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    Beau Casson: A slow-left arm chinaman bowler from New South Wales, Casson had to quit the game at the age of 28 because of a severe heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. The condition required Casson to undergo surgery when he was very young, and only worsened with time. Doctors warned him that there was a danger to his life if he continued to play on. Hence, Casson retired in November 2011 having played one Test and 53 first-class matches. Pic/AFP

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    Tony Greig: The former England captain turned commentator, who was instrumental in the formation of World Series Cricket, was suffering from lung cancer, but passed away following a heart attack in December 2012 at the age of 66. Pic/AFP

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    Wayne Parnell: The all-rounder from South Africa left the field after bowling only two overs for South Africa A in an unofficial Test against India A in Pretoria earlier this year after complaining of shortness of breath. He was hospitalised for a couple of days, and his condition was referred to someone having an ‘inflamed heart’. Pic/AFP

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    Chris Cowdrey: Back in September 2011, the former England player and son of the legendary Colin Cowdrey, suffered a heart attack while in hospital, Chris was in the hospital, getting stitches for a knee injury. Pic/AFP

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    Bob Woolmer: The shocking death of the former Pakistan coach during the 2007 World Cup remains a mystery. But, after he was found unconscious in his hotel room on March 18, 2007, initial reports suggested that he had succumbed to a heart attack. Pic/AFP

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    Shane Watson: In 2006, when Australia were playing the Champions Trophy in India, the all-rounder suspected that he had suffered a heart attack after complaining of chest pains. The fact that his former Tasmania teammate Scott Mason had died a year earlier due to a heart attack aged only 28 caused him further worries. Thankfully, after a visit to the Chandigarh hospital, it was found that the pain was due to severe gastritis. Pic/AFP

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    Among others, England legend Ken Barrington’s Test career ended after he suffered a heart attack in 1968. He, in fact, died of a second attack in 1981. Tasmanian Scott Mason suffered a heart attack while he was batting in the nets for Tasmania in 2005. Two days later he was declared died. Mason was only 28. Durham coach Geoff Cook suffered a severe heart attack in June this year, but recovered well. Unfortunately, Raja Ali, a Ranji player from Railways passed away last year on the streets of Bhopal after suffering a massive heart attack. Passers-by did not show any compassion towards him, and a young life was lost at 36

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Cricketers are usually known to be fit sportsmen who are prone to mostly physical injuries. But did you know some of them have faced serious heart problems? We take a look at a few cricketers who have had to battle heart-related ailments

 

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