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Thu, 21 Mar 2019

Cricket: 22-year-old Kolkata club cricketer dies after collapsing on the field

Cricket: 22-year-old Kolkata club cricketer dies after collapsing on the field

In a tragic incident, 22-year-old Sonu Yadav lost his life after collapsing on the field. Yadav, who represented Ballygunge Sporting Club was playing a friendly game at the Bata Club ground.

As per the members present on the ground, Yadav, who was primarily a wicket-keeper batsman collapsed on his way back to the pavilion after finishing his innings.

Cricket: 22-year-old Kolkata club cricketer dies after collapsing on the field
Image Courtesy: The Indian Express

The youngster was unfortunately pronounced dead on arrival at the SSKM hospital in Kolkata. The club official had a few words to say on Yadav’s untimely demise. He said:

”I cannot believe that Sonu is no more. Sonu was a very talented cricketer. I heard the news in the afternoon. Heard Sonu was playing with his friends because our club did not have any match. I pray to Almighty so that it gives strength to his family to deal with this loss.”

This marks a second incident that a cricketer lost his life on the field. A few years back, another junior Bengal player Aniket Sharma had lost his life after collapsing during the match at the Pakipara ground.

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