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He maintained that the staffers asked Zubair not to play on an off day but Ahmed insisted to play in nets with other players and went inside.

Pakistani cricketer, an opening batsman, Zubair Ahmed died after being hit by a bouncer during a game in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday.

The news was confirmed by Pakistan Cricket board's (PCB) official twitter.

According to reports, Ahmed has played four matches for the List A and T20 team Quetta Bears.

"Our sympathies with Zubair's family", the tweet read. He died two days later in a Sydney hospital.

The southpaw dropped to his knees and let go of his bat the moment he was struck by the ball and Australian Test captain Steve Smith was seen rushing toward him from the slips to see if he was alright.

The coach, however, said that the deceased cricketer was wearing all safety gears including helmet while he was practising.

We, at CricketCountry, hope for the safety of every player as sports, despite being meant for fun and entertainment, can lead to such fatalities due to sheer carelessness.

It must be remembered that less than three years ago, Aussie batsman Phil Hughes had passed away after being struck by a bouncer in a first-class match in his home country.