David Saker bowled a bouncer to Jeff Vaughan during 2001/02 Sheffiled Shield season  Picture Courtesy: Youtube
David Saker bowled a bouncer to Jeff Vaughan during 2001/02 Sheffiled Shield season Picture Courtesy: Youtube

Cricket is a game of gentlemen. Despite the on-field drama, the game is played in a spirited manner. But at times, a rare moment can knock the spilling out of the players. A bouncer is one of them. From the legendary West Indian bowlers of 1980’s to the Dale Steyn’s and Mitchell Johnson’s of this generation, all have used the bouncer deliveries to particularly great use. A great like Sachin Tendulkar himself had to deal with quick bouncers of Shoaib Akhtar. Yet, probably none can match the delivery bowled by David Saker to Jeff Vaughan, which knocked the stuffing of the latter. VIDEO: When Virat Kohli cooked ‘poached egg’

In a Sheffield Shield match during 2001/02 season, Saker bowled a good length delivery to Vaughan. The Oval pitch reacted strangely as the ball bounced big time to hit the batsman on his helmet. Vaughan, clearly not expecting such bounce, was knocked out as the ball ferociously hit his helmet. The distress of other players could be clearly witnessed as the batsman struggled to deal with the impact. He was later taken off.

Bouncers are generally termed as one of the most dangerous weapon against batsman. A ball coming at a fast pace near the head is definitely not a good sight for the batsman. Over the years, we have seen a lot of injuries through this delivery. The sad demise of late Phillip Hughes was a result of such a bouncer. There have been sure shot many such deliveries in the past, but the delivery from Saker might just be the most dangerous bouncer ever bowled.