Kolkata club cricketer dies after receiving injury on field

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Kolkata, April 20: Bengal's Under-19 cricket captain Ankit Keshri, who was seriously injured while fielding in a match here on Friday, passed away in a hospital here on Monday.

Keshri, who played for East Bengal, was hurt after colliding with colleague Sourav Mandal while taking a catch in the match against Bhowanipore Club in a CAB knock-out tournament. He sustained injury on head and shoulder and collapsed on the spot and was rushed to the hospital. He suffered a heart attack on Monday.

File Photo of Bengal's under-19 cricketer Ankit Keshri

Keshri would have turned 21 this October. He was a right-handed batsman who also bowled leg-break googly.

The Maidan area of Kolkata was shocked by the news of death of the talented cricketer.

In November last year, Australian player Phil Hughes died after being hit by a ball in his shoulder while playing a domestic match in Sydney. Hughes, who was just three days short of turning 26, went into coma before passing away in hospital. [Phil Hughes hit by ball, dies]

[Phil Hughes death: Cricket back in its puristic form; uncertain & cruel]

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