Former Indian U19 skipper and Saurashtra cricketer Avi Barot sadly lost his life on Friday. He died due to severe cardiac arrest last night. At just 29 years, he lost his life after suffering a heart attack.
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He was the team member of the Saurashtra Ranji Trophy win in the 2019-20 season. Also, he scored a half-century on the day of the final against Bengal. During the short span of his cricket career, he played 38 first-class matches, 38 list A matches, and 20 domestic T20 matches. Also for Saurashtra, the Saurashtra wicket-keeper featured in 21 Ranji Trophy matches, 17 list A matches, and lastly 11 T20Is.
The Saurashtra Cricket Association said, “Everyone at the Saurashtra Cricket Association was deeply shocked and saddened by the very shocking, untimely and extremely sad passing of Avi Barot, a remarkable and notable cricketer from Saurashtra. He left for a heavenly abode on the evening of October 15, 2021, due to severe cardiac arrest. He was 29 years old.“
The President of the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA), Jaydev Shah said: “It is absolutely shocking and painful to hear of Avi’s sad passing. He was a great teammate and had great cricket skills.”
Also, he further added, “In all recent national games he had performed remarkably well. He was a very friendly and noble human being. All of us at Saurashtra Cricket Association are in shock.”