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Former Bengal U-19 captain Ankit Keshri Passes Away Due to on-field injury

Former Bengal U-19 captain Ankit Keshri Passes Away Due to on-field injury. Another bad news from ground of Gentleman Game, Its an another on field incident just happend after Phillip Hughes’ death last November due to injury while playing match, He is a promising Bengal batsman Ankit Keshri on Monday passed away owing to an injury sustained during a Cricket Association of Bengal’s Senior one-day knock-out match on April 17. Thats really shocking news for all Indian and also for cricket lover because he could be the future of cricket.

Former Bengal U-19 captain Ankit Keshri Passes Away Due to on-field injury

Ankit Keshri Passes Away Due to on-field injury

According to Hindustan times, Keshri was in hospital for the past three days and was showing signs of recovery till Sunday evening when he was given oral food. However, in the early hours of this morning, Keshri suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was put on ventilator before he was declared dead.The 20-year-old, a talented right-hander, had captained the Bengal U-19 team in Cooch Behar Trophy and was in the 30-member India U-19 probables list for the 2014 Colts World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. He was also playing for Bengal A (U-23 side) in CK Nayudu national Championship.

“Fielding at sweeper cover, Keshri rushed to take the high catch as left-arm pacer Sourav Mondal too ran on his follow through. It was as freak an accident as possible,” Bengal A coach Jaideep Mukherjee, who was present at the ground, said. After colliding with Mondal, blood spurted out of his mouth as he fell unconscious. Former Bengal spinner Shivsagar Singh and batsman Anustup Majumdar rushed to attend him, told times of India.

According to Indian Express, “There was no external injury but Keshri fainted as fellow mates Anustup Majumder and Shiv Sagar Singh resuscitated him. He gained some consciousness and was rushed to nearby AMRI. From there he was admitted to Nightingale Hospital,” Mukherjee further added. “I am not in a position to speak. I am feeling devastated and I don’t know what his parents must be going through. His body will be brought to East Bengal tent before being taken for last rites,” a distraught CAB joint secretary Subir Ganguly said.

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