Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer joined others on Saturday condole the tragic death of Saurashtra cricketer, Avi Barot, who died of cardiac arrest on Friday. He was 29.
Taking to Twitter, Jaffer wrote, “Deeply saddened to know that Avi Barot is no more. A cardiac arrest at the age of 29.. devastating. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I hope they find the strength to cope with this irreparable loss.”
Former India bowler Dodda Ganesh tweeted, “Shocked to learn about the passing of young Saurashtra cricketer Avi Barot. May his soul rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers with his family #Barot.”
A tweet by the Indian cricket board read, “Avi Barot’s breathtaking hundred and all-round effort from the bowling attack power Saurashtra to a clinical 90-run win over Goa in Indore. Clapping hands signClapping hands sign #GOAvSAU #SyedMushtaqAliT20. Watch the highlights of the match.”
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A statement from the Gujarat Cricket Association said, “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.”
Barot represented Haryana and Gujarat during his short career felt unwell at his home on Friday. A report by news agency PTI said that Barot died after being taken to hospital. Barot is survived by his mother and pregnant wife.
According to reports, Barot’s fathert too had died young at the age of 42. The young cricketer was a right-handed batsman, who could also bowl off-breaks.
A former India Under-19 cricket captain in 2011, Barot earned plaudits this year when he played an impressive knock of 122 runs in just 53 balls during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Goa.