New Delhi: A local underarm cricket tournament in Kasaragod (a town that is approximately 50 kilometers away from Mangalore), Kerala witnessed a tragedy when a bowler died on the ground just before bowling a delivery. The 20-year-old cricketer, who was identified as Padmanabh, suffered a cardiac arrest and fell on the ground, reports News9. The case has also been registered in Manjeshwara Police Station and further investigation is expected to take place regarding the same.
The video shared by the agency on their Facebook handle shows Padmanabh, who was about to ball another delivery, suddenly fell down when he approached the crease. Reacting to the incident immediately, on-field umpires and players rushed to him for help. Here’s the video of the incident:
According to reports, Padmanabh was rushed to the nearest hospital but he didn’t survive.
This is not the first of its kind incident as few players have lost their lives on the cricket field in the last few years. In 2015, Bengal cricketer Anki Keshri, who also led Bengal under-19 team, collided with a team-mate while fielding. Later, Keshri, after being hospitalised with a head wound, failed to endure the injuries and died.