London: A 71-year-old bowler in Britain, who had set himself a mammoth target of bagging 3,000 wickets, died 101 short of his target after being hit by a cricket ball.
A batsman whacked the ball which hit the elderly cricketer in the head later causing his death. Players battled in vain to revive David Wilcockson after he slumped on the pitch unconscious, The Sun reported.
The cricketer was airlifted to hospital where he clung to life for 13 days. But finally, he died in a coma Wednesday night leaving fellow players of his side shattered.