Avi barot death, a former Saurashtra Under-19 captain who was a member of the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy-winning eleven, died of a heart attack at the age of 29, according to the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA).
On October 15, the player, who also played for Haryana and Gujarat in his career, passed away. “Everyone in the Saurashtra Cricket Association is in shock and heartbroken by the unexpected, untimely, and extremely terrible death of (Saurashtra’s) prominent and remarkable cricketer, Avi Barot.”
“He went to heaven in the evening of October 15, 2021 due to severe cardiac arrest,” according to a statement from the SCA. He was a right-handed batter with an off-break bowling ability. During his career, Barot played in 38 first-class games, 38 List A games, and 20 domestic T20 games. He scored 1,547 runs in first-class games, 1030 runs in List-A games, and 717 runs in the T20 International matches. He was also a wicketkeeper in under 19 team.
Barot was a member of the Saurashtra side that won the Ranji Trophy and defeated Bengal in the final.
He made 21 Ranji Trophy appearances, 17 List A appearances, and 11 regional T20 matches for Saurashtra. In 2011, Barot was the captain of India’s Under-19 team, and he was in news earlier this year while scoring 122 runs off 53 balls in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Cup tournament over Goa.
President of the SCA, Jaydev Shah, expressed his condolences on Barot’s passing. “We are both surprised and heartbroken to know about Avi’s tragic demise. He was a fantastic cricketer and a fantastic partner. This outstanding cricketer has been outstanding in all of his recent home games. “He was a very polite and compassionate person,” Shah, the former Saurashtra captain, said. The Saurashtra Cricket Association is in complete disbelief.