Many times shocking incidents happen on the cricket field, about which people are also surprised to know. But have you ever heard that 4 wicketkeepers have come on the field in a match? Among them, one of the wicket-keepers has come back from retirement. You must be surprised to hear this, but it is true. On 25 July 1986, a Test match was played between England and New Zealand at Lord's ground. In this match, four wicketkeepers landed for England, out of which two were not even part of the playing XI and one wicketkeeper returned at the age of 45. But why did this happen, let us know-
In 1986, the New Zealand team toured England. The first match of this series was played at Lord's ground. The England team came out to bat first. On the second day of the Test match, England's sixth wicket fell on the score of 258 runs. After which wicket-keeper batsman Bruce French came out to bat. He could not even open his account in 11 balls. After which he backed out to avoid a bouncer ball from Richard Hadlee. But the ball hit his head and blood started coming out of his head. After which he had to be taken to the hospital. After this, England's innings ended at 307 runs.
Now the England team came to the field. The England team brought in wicket-keeper batsman Athey for wicketkeeping as a replacement for the injured Bruce French Key. But he did two overs of wicketkeeping, after which there was a lot of drama on the field. Former England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor was also present on the field at that time.
England captain Mike Gatting somehow persuaded Taylor for wicketkeeping and the New Zealand team also agreed to it. In this way, at the age of 45, Taylor returned from retirement and kept wickets for England. The next day after lunch, Hampshire's Bobby Parks kept wicket in place of Taylor. But he was also not a part of the playing XI.