Young Cricketer Dies During Practice

Updated: 15 January 2019 17:42 IST

Aniket Sharma's teammate said that while warming up, he suddenly collapsed on the field.

Young Cricketer Dies During Practice
Aniket Sharma died due to a possible cardiac arrest in Kolkata on Tuesday. © AFP

A 21-year-old cricketer collapsed on the field during a warm-up session and died due to a possible cardiac arrest in Kolkata on Tuesday, officials said. Aniket Sharma, who played for Paikpara Sporting Club, was brought dead to a city hospital. He is survived by his mother and father. "We were all there on the field, warming up. He wanted to play football for some time. While warming up, he suddenly collapsed on the field and we rushed him to the hospital," a teammate said.

A left-handed batsman, who could also bowl right-arm off spin, Aniket joined the club last year and according to his coach was a fine talent.

"He was a good cricketer. He came here for the first time last year. He was a brilliant team man and a good fielder too. We are shocked to say the least," the coach said.

Aniket's club Paikpara were slated to take on Milan Samiti in a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) First Division League match.

"We are deeply saddened by the incident and it is shocking to all of us. We are trying to postpone the match which is scheduled for tomorrow," CAB Joint Secretary Avishek Dalmiya told IANS.

Aniket's body will be sent for post mortem, police sources said.

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Highlights
  • 21-year-old cricketer collapsed on the field during a warm-up session
  • He died due to a possible cardiac arrest in Kolkata
  • Aniket Sharma played for Paikpara Sporting Club
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