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10 of the oldest debutants in cricket

Pringle's career was tragically cut short by a car accident
Aseed Usmani
Modified 01 Dec 2015, 11:24 IST
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Sometimes dreams don’t come true immediately. While the shelf life of a sportsman isn’t massive, there are those who don’t always make an early start. While Sachin Tendulkar is one of the best examples of someone making an early start, Rafatullah Mohmand’s call-up to the Pakistan T20 side, at the age of 39 is an example of how you are never too old to make an impact.In the wake of Rafatullah’s debut, let us take a look at some of the oldest debutants in cricket. Interestingly, Rafatullah, the oldest T20 debutant, does not even feature in the list.Proving that age is just a number, here are 10 of the oldest debutants in Cricket History:

#10 Don Pringle 43 years, 41 days

Born in Manchester, England, Don Pringle made his ODI debut for East Africa (Kenya) in 1975 having a forgettable outing, during the inaugural Cricket World Cup. In the two ODI matches that he played, he failed to get a single break through.

He moved to Kenya in 1958 as a landscape consultant but his career was cut short, just 115 days after making his debut, as he passed away in a car accident. After a successful outing in a cricket match in Nairobi, where he picked up 6 wickets for 16 runs, Pringle was returning back, when he met with a tragic accident that ended his life.

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Published 30 Nov 2015, 23:39 IST
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