Young, promising Bengal cricketer dies after on-field injury

In another tragic on-field incident after Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes’ death last November, a promising Bengal batsman Ankit Keshri on Monday died owing to an injury sustained during a Cricket Association of Bengal’s Senior one-day knock-out match on April 17. Indian great Sachin Tendulkar also mourned his demise on social media.

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.

In what may be thought-about a merciless coincidence, Keshri was not part of the enjoying XI and was the twelfth man of the aspect within the fateful match. He got here to exchange Railways Ranji all-rounder Arnab Nandi, who had taken a break.


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

Shiv Sagar tried the mouth to mouth resuscitation by giving him CPR (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation) after which he began respiration once more. He was then taken to the Nightingale nursing residence.

The 20-yr-previous, a gifted proper-hander, had captained the Bengal D-19 staff in Cooch Behar Trophy and was within the 30-member India D-19 probable listing for the 2014 Colts World Cup within the United Arab Emirates. He was additionally enjoying for Bengal A (D-23 aspect) in CK Nayudu National Championship.

Sharanya Bharathwaj