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:
Too young to go…extremely unfortunate & sad. Condolences & prayers for Ankit Keshri & his family. May Allah bless his soul. R.I.P.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 20, 2015
RIP ankit kesari.its such an unfortunate news. — Manoj Bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) April 21, 2015
Death of Ankit Keshri is such a tragic incident. May God give his near & dear ones the strength to bear this great loss. RIP
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 21, 2015
Saddened by the demise of Ankit Keshri. A promising career aborted by an unfortunate incident on field.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 20, 2015
Rest in peace Ankit. My deepest heartfelt condolences to your family and loved ones. — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 20, 2015
Just heard about the tragic incident with Ankit Keshri. RIP young one. Heart goes out to his family.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 20, 2015
Saddened by d tragic death of such young sportsman. Ankit Keshri. My deepest condolences 2his family. Life is unpredictable. life is now. — Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) April 20, 2015
Heartbreaking,heard about the young Bengal captain,Ankit Kesri demise due to an unfortunate accident on the field.Prayers for loved ones.
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) April 20, 2015
Tragic the passing of Ankit Keshri. A promising life cut down in its prime. RIP — Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) April 21, 2015