SRINAGAR: A young man of 30 years of age, known as Sachin Tendulkar of the area, died in the tragic incident when he suffered cardiac arrest while playing cricket in a local playground in Khan Sahib town of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as 30-year-old Ajaz Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Subhan Mir a resident of Krimshoor in Budgam district, reported news agency KDC.
The incident occurred at a playground at Mulnarow area of Khan Sahib block when after hitting the ball Ajaz was on a half run mark, he suffered a massive heart attack and fell unconscious on the pitch.
Officials said that he was immediately shifted to Sub-District hospital Kahn Sahib, where doctors declared him brought dead.
The incident of a brilliant young cricketer dying in such a way has shocked the area and people of his village and adjoining area have widely mourned his death.
Meanwhile, a pall of gloom has descended upon the home of the deceased and people in large numbers are visiting Ajaz’s parents to condole his untimely death.