SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir cricketer, Pranav Mahajan died of cardiac arrest after completing his run at the Vaisakhi Marathon in Chandigarh on Sunday morning.
The 40-year-old player had represented J&K in domestic cricket for five years from 2004 to 2009. A left-handed medium pacer and a left-handed batsman, Mahajan had 24 wickets from 10 Ranji Trophy matches. In later years, he took part in local T20 tournaments.
In recent years, Mahajan had successfully transitioned to marathon running and cycling.
He finished 34th out of 182 in the men aged 35-45 category at the 4th Super Sikh Run Sri Anandpur Sahib Vaisakhi Marathon this morning before suffering a heart attack. He ran 21.1 kilometers in 1 hour and 52 minutes.
Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Administrator, Brig Anil Gupta tweeted, “JKCA is shocked to learn of the sad and sudden demise of Pranav Mahajan, ex Ranji player. Our heartfelt condolences with the bereaved family.”
In an unfortunate incident, Pranav Mahajan from Jammu suffered a heart attack an hour after his run at the Vaisakhi Marathon and died. We are shocked and saddened. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult hour. Award ceremony and all subsequent functions are cancelled, newspaper Daily Excelsior quoted an organiser of the event as having said.