Former India U-19 cricket captain Avi Barot passes away at 29

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Former India U-19 skipper Avi Barot passed away on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The 29-year-old cricketer, besides representing Saurashtra in First Class cricket, has also played for Haryana and Gujarat.

Barot was part of the Saurashtra team that defeated Bengal in the final of the Ranji Trophy in the 2019-20 season.

“Everyone at Saurashtra Cricket Association (is) deeply shocked and saddened on (the) very shocking, untimely and extremely sad demise of Avi Barot, a remarkable and notable cricketer of Saurashtra. He left for heavenly abode in the evening of 15th October 2021 due to severe cardiac arrest,” the Saurashtra Cricket Association said in a statement.

Barot was a right-handed batter who had 38 First Class matches, 38 List A matches and 20 Domestic T20 matches under his belt. The wicketkeeper-batter had scored 1,547 runs in First Class games, 1,030 runs in List A and 717 in T20s.

He was also Team India’s U-19 captain in 2011.

“This is absolutely shocking and painful to learn about Avi’s sad demise. He was a great teammate and had great cricketing skills. In all recent domestic matches, he had performed remarkably well. He was a very friendly and noble human being. We all at Saurashtra Cricket Association are in deep shock,” said Jaydev Shah, president of SCA.


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