Saurashtra cricketer Avi Barot dies after suffering cardiac arrest

Saurashtra: Avi Barot of Saurashtra, a member of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 winning team, died after cardiac arrest.

Saurashtra’s bat Avi Barot, a former Indian U19 captain and a member of the Ranji Trophy-winning team in the 2019-20 seasons, died after cardiac arrest at the terrifying age of 29, said the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA).

The player, who also represented Haryana and Gujarat in his career, passed away on Friday. “Everyone in the Saurashtra Cricket Association (is) deeply shocked and saddened by the very shocking, premature, and extremely sad death of Avi Barot, the remarkable and remarkable cricketer from Saurashtra.

Highlights

  • Saurashtra cricketer Avi Barot has died after suffering a cardiac arrest
  • Barot was just 29 years of age at the time of his death
  • Barot was part of the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy-winning team

“He left for heavenly abode in the evening of 15th October 2021 due to severe cardiac arrest,” the SCA stated in a media release issued in Rajkot.

He was a right-handed man who could bowl at breaks. Barot played 38 top-rated games, 38 A-list games, and 20 national T20 games.
he was a wicketkeeper-batsman, scoring 1,547 runs in first-class matches, 1,030 runs in ListA games, and 717 runs in T20s.

Barot was part of Saurashtra’s winning Ranji Trophy team. Which Bengal defeated in the Battle of the Summit.

For Saurashtra, he played 21 Ranji Trophy games, 17 A-list games, and 11 national T20 games.

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Barot was the Indian U19 captain in 2011 and earlier this year he garnered attention with his incredible 122-run pound on just 53 balls during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game against Goa. SCA President Jaydev Shah approved of Barot’s death.

“This is absolutely shocking and painful to learn about Avi’s sad demise. He was a great teammate and had great cricketing skills. In all recent domestic matches, he had performed remarkably well.

“He was a very friendly and noble human being. We all at Saurashtra Cricket Association are in deep shock,” said Shah, himself a former Saurashtra captain.

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