Saurashtra batter Avi Barot, a former India Underneath-19 captain and a member of the Ranji Trophy-winning group within the 2019-20 season, has died after struggling a cardiac arrest at a surprisingly younger age of 29.
The participant, who additionally represented Haryana and Gujarat in his profession, died on Friday whereas being taken to a hospital after he felt unwell at his residence in Ahmedabad. He’s survived by his mom and spouse, who’s anticipating the couple’s first baby.
“Avi was at residence when he felt unwell. He was being rushed to the hospital and breathed his final contained in the ambulance. He was a really energetic boy and seeing his expertise, I introduced him to Saurashtra from Haryana the place he began his first-class profession,” Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation (SCA) President Jaydev Shah informed PTI.
“Avi’s father handed away at 42. He’s now survived by his mom and spouse who’s 4 months pregnant. It’ll take quite a lot of time for me to just accept this tragedy,” Shah stated.
The younger cricketer was competing solely final week in an area event. He was a right-handed batter, who may additionally bowl off-breaks.
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“I’m nonetheless in a state of shock. He was simply 29 and final week we had a state-level event Jeevan Trophy the place he got here and performed. I infact informed him you’re scoring runs, you’ll be able to take it simple however he stated ‘Jaydev bhai we have to win it’,” Shah recalled.
Barot performed 38 first-class matches, 38 Listing A matches and 20 Home T20 video games. He was a wicket-keeper-batsman and scored 1,547 runs in first-class matches, 1030 runs in list-A video games and 717 runs in T20s.
“Extraordinarily shocked and saddened to be taught of the premature demise of Avi Barot. A shiny younger cricketer, who represented India U19, Saurashtra and Haryana has left us all too early. Condolences to his household and pals on this hour of grief,” acknowledged BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.
Barot was part of the Ranji Trophy successful Saurashtra group, which had defeated Bengal within the summit conflict. He had scored a half-century in that match.
He was additionally part of the Saurashtra group that reached the Ranji Trophy ultimate in 2015-16 and 2018-19. The Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation issued a press release to specific its condolences.
“Everybody at Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation (is) deeply shocked and saddened on (the) very stunning, premature and intensely unhappy demise of Avi Barot, exceptional and notable cricketer of Saurashtra,” the SCA acknowledged in a media launch issued right here.
For Saurashtra, he performed 21 Ranji Trophy matches, 17 Listing A matches and 11 home T20 video games.
Barot was India U-19 captain in 2011 after hanging 4 centuries and three half-centuries within the Cooch Behar Trophy for Gujarat, steering them to the title in that season.
Earlier this 12 months, he grabbed consideration together with his stupendous 122-run knock in simply 53 balls throughout a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match towards Goa.
“That is completely stunning and painful to find out about Avi’s unhappy demise. He was an amazing teammate and had nice cricketing abilities. In all current home matches, he had carried out remarkably effectively,” Shah stated.
Extraordinarily shocked and saddened to be taught of the premature demise of Avi Barot. A shiny younger cricketer, who represented India U19, Saurashtra and Haryana has left us all too early. Condolences to his household and pals on this hour of grief. 🙏🏽
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) October 16, 2021
“He was a really pleasant and noble human being. All of us at Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation are in deep shock,” added the previous Saurashtra captain.
Barot idolised batting nice Sachin Tendulkar. Coincidentally, when Barot was within the Haryana squad, Tendulkar performed his final Ranji Trophy recreation within the state’s Lahli city in 2013.
Though Barot did not play that recreation, he recollected that the Mumbaikar had visited the group’s dressing room.
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