Indian cricketer Nari Contractor had to face a circumcised bouncer during the tour of West Indies in 1962. In which he was badly injured. That’s why nowadays players are not allowed to play without helmet in cricket. In a sense, this is also true. In cricket, fast bowlers are seen bowling at a speed of 150kph. The bouncer is the only weapon of the bowler. Which he always tries to try against the batsman. During the match, bowlers are seen using bouncers.
Bouncer inflicted deep wound on Nari Contractor
Some such incidents have happened in the world of cricket, which cannot be forgotten. One of them is this incident. It is the year 1962. The Indian team toured the West Indies. In which Indian cricketer Nari Contractor fell victim to the dangerous bouncer of West Indies bowler Charlie Griffith.
Charlie Griffith threw a circumcised bouncer ball to Nari Contractor. Which went on his head. Contractor’s head exploded with this bouncer. For which he had to remain unconscious in the hospital for several days. Seeing the poor condition of the woman contractor, the doctors had put a metal plate in her head.
metal plate removed from the head
60 years ago a metal plate was inserted in the head of Nari Contractor after he was hit by a bouncer from Charlie Griffith The plate was removed today in a pvt hospital
Get well soon Naribhai
Picture courtesy former Bombay fast bowler Hoshedar Contractor son of 88 yr old Naribhai pic.twitter.com/59JHmkQwRn
— Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) April 6, 2022
This injury of Nari Contractor revived the wounds of 60 years. Due to this injury, the woman contractor was facing a lot of problems. For the past few days, he was suffering from constant headache. Due to which his metal plate has been removed through surgery in a hospital in Mumbai. While talking to the media, his son Hoshedar told that,
“The operation was successful, father will get well soon. He will stay in the hospital for a few more days. Due to the metal plate, the skin there was getting removed. After which the doctors advised to remove the plate. Our family was in a bit of tension. It was not a major operation but an important one.”
Nari Contractor’s Cricketing Career
Nari Contractor Indian team Have played 31 test mats for . In which 1611 runs have been scored at an average of 31.59. Apart from this, he has also played 138 first class matches. In the year 1959, Nari played a brilliant innings of 81 runs. This innings is remembered because Brian Statham’s bowling injured his ribs. Despite that, the woman contractor did not give up. Let us tell you that due to this injury, his cricketing career could not last long.