KOLKATA –– Twenty-year-old cricketer Ankit Keshri has died after colliding with a teammate during a match in India.
Keshri and a fellow player are believed to have collided together while both went for a high catch during a match in Kolkata. The former captain of Bengal’s under-19 state team, was only on the field as a substitute fielder.
The youngster was resuscitated by a teammate after briefly losing consciousness, and was later taken to hospital, where his condition was initially stable.
However, Keshri suffered a cardiac arrest around midnight last night and passed away early this morning.
The tragic death comes four months after Australia batsman Phil Hughes died after being struck on the neck with a ball.