Dave Callaghan returned to International Cricket with a bang after beating cancer
Dave Callaghan has made a triumphant return to international cricket after surviving testicular cancer. In 1991, he was diagnosed with cancer and successfully underwent treatment. The following year, he made a comeback to the South African national squad, where he played for eight years and 29 matches.
One of the highlights of Callaghan’s career was his innings of 169 not out against New Zealand at Centurion during the Mandela Trophy in 1994. In this match, he opened the batting for South Africa and hit 4 sixes on his way to his career-best score. He also took 3 wickets for 32 runs, earning him the man of the match award. This innings came in his first game back after recovering from cancer.
In 2022, Callaghan celebrated the 20th anniversary of his victory over cancer. He now uses his fame to raise awareness about cancer and the importance of early detection. He encourages people not to be afraid to consult a doctor if they suspect they may have the disease.