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Saurashtra batsman Avi Barot dies of heart attack at 29

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Rajkot: Former Indian U-19 cricket captain and Ranji player Avi Barot passed away after a severe cardiac arrested on Friday evening. He was 29.

His death came as a shock to the entire cricket fraternity.

In a statement, Saurashtra Cricket Association said, “Everyone at Saurashtra Cricket Association deeply shocked and saddened on very shocking, untimely and extremely sad demise of Avi Barot, remarkable and notable cricket of Saurashtra. He left for heavenly abode in the evening of 15th October 2021 due to severe cardiac arrest. He was 29 years old.”

Barot was the skipper of the U-19 team in 2011. He was part of the winning Ranji team of 2019-20. He has played 38 first-class matches, 38 List A matches and 20 domestic T20 games.

Earlier this year, he had scored 122 runs in 53 balls during a match against Goa for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

“Pained to hear about the untimely demise of #AviBarot, a great cricketer from Saurashtra. May his soul Rest In Peace and may the God grant strength to the family to bear the loss,” Gujarat sports minister Harsh Sanghavi tweeted.

The Gujarat Cricket Association tweeted, “Words are not sufficient to convey our feelings. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Avi Barot, may his soul rest in peace.”

 

 

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