Avi Barot
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Saurashtra cricketer and former India U-19 captain Avi Barot has died of cardiac arrest.

He was 29 years old at the time of his death.

Barot was a part of the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy-winning team.

The cricketer, who also represented Haryana and Gujarat in his career, died on Friday.

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“Everyone at Saurashtra Cricket Association (is) deeply shocked and saddened on (the) very shocking, untimely and extremely sad demise of Avi Barot, remarkable and notable cricketer of Saurashtra,” Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) said in a press release.

“He left for heavenly abode in the evening of 15th October 2021 due to severe cardiac arrest,” the SCA stated.

Barot was a right-handed batter.

He was also able to bowl off-breaks.

The former India U-19 cricket captain played 38 first-class matches, 38 List A matches and 20 Domestic T20 games.

It has been reported that Barot scored 1,547 runs in first-class matches, 1030 runs in list-A games and 717 runs in T20s.

He was a part of the Ranji Trophy-winning Saurashtra team which defeated Bengal in the summit clash.

For Saurashtra, Barot played 21 Ranji Trophy matches, 17 List A matches and 11 domestic T20 games.

He was India U-19 captain in 2011 and earlier this year, he grabbed attention with his stupendous 122-run knock in just 53 balls during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Goa.

SCA president Jaydev Shah has deeply condoled Barot’s demise.


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