In a tragic incident that transpired on December 16, a local cricketer from Kerala, named Padmanabh died during a cricket match after he suffered sudden cardiac arrest while he was about to bowl. This is a report that was carried by News 9. A case has reportedly also been registered in Manjeshwara Police Station.
The 27 seconds video that was shared on the news channel’s Facebook page shows Padmanabh getting ready to bowl at the top of his short run-up when he suddenly fell down. The on-field umpires and players could then be seen rushing to him for help. But initially, nobody could fathom the seriousness of the matter.
This is not the first incident of this nature, a couple of years back, Bengal cricketer Anki Keshri also died during a match when he collided with a team-mate while fielding.
Keshri, who also led Bengal under-19 team, was hospitalised with a head injury on April 17. He succumbed to his injuries three days later and breathed his last.
Cricket has had its moments of tragedy. In 2014, Australian batsman Phil Hughes lost his life after being hit on the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match. He was rushed to the hospital immediately, but he died in the hospital after a lot of attempts were made to revive him.