Nari Contractor Safe After Metal Plate Removed He Received 60 Years Ago

Nari Contractor Safe After Metal Plate Removed He Received 60 Years Ago

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08 Apr 2022
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Nari Contractor

60 years ago, there was a big accident on the cricket field with Nari Contractor. He was Indian cricket team captain at the time.

Actually, the incident took place during the Test match against West Indies. Charlie Griffith hit the Indian batsman on the head with a deadly bouncer. After which he was taken out of the field immediately.

That accident was so terrible that Nari Contractor had to undergo a head surgery.  During the operaton, a plate was inserted in his head. Now after 60 years, the plate has been removed from his head. It has been after doctors have suggested that it was causing issues.

Nari contractor’s son Hoshdar spoke about this and said, ‘The skin on the plate was disintegrating. After this the doctors advised to remove the plate. Our family was in a bit of tension which usually happens. The operation was successful and soon he will recover. He will stay in the hospital for a few more days and then after doctor’s advice we will be able to take him home.

This incident happened during the 1962 tour. When the bouncer of Barbados fast bowler hit him on the head. Apart from this famous incident, Nari Contractor broke his ribs during the Lord’s Test match on the 1959 tour of England. However, even after that he batted and scored a brilliant 81 runs.

The former Indian captain played 31 Test matches in his career and was successful in scoring 1611 runs. Contractor also scored 1 century in his Test career. The last Test match of his Test career, he played against the West Indies in the year 1962, during this test match he was injured.

In the year 1961-62, the Indian team was on the tour of the West Indies. During the second Test match of the series played in Kingston, Nari Contractor was hit on the head by a dangerous bouncer from West Indies fast bowler Charlie Griffit, after which his head started bleeding. He was quickly taken to the hospital.  Unfortunately, he was unconscious for 6 days after being hit on the head.

He had lost a lot of blood, in such a situation, apart from the Indian players, the Caribbean captain also gave him his blood so that his life could be saved. Although Nari contractor did recover, but this proved to be the last Test match of his career.

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