Cricketers, actors mourn Ankit Keshri’s death

Ankit Keshri
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Ankit Keshri
Ankit Keshri


Since the on-field death of Phillip Hughes in last November, another cricketer – a Bengal batsman Ankit Keshri, 20, died on Monday after he had sustained injury during a Cricket Association of Bengal’s Senior one-day knock-out match on April 17.


He was admitted in a hospital for three days before his death. On Monday morning, Keshri suffered a massive cardiac arrest after which he was put on ventilator. Later, he was declared dead.

Keshri was a right-hand batsman and had been captain of the Bengal U-19 team in Cooch Behar Trophy. He was also 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.

Several cricketers and celebrities in India wrote tribute and mourned his death. Below are a few of them picked from Twitter: