Ankit Keshari represented Bengal in Under 19, Under 23 levels. Photo Courtesy: Official Facebook Page of Bengal Ranji team
Ankit Keshari represented Bengal in Under 19, Under 23 levels. Photo Courtesy: Official Facebook Page of Bengal Ranji team

Ankit Keshri, a promising 21 years old Bengal cricketer died on Monday after sustaining an on field injury while playing a club game for East Bengal. On Friday, he was playing a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Division 0ne knock-out match against Bhawanipur Club at the Jadavpur University, Salt Lake campus ground. On that game, while taking catch he collided with his fellow teammate Sourav Mondol. During the collision, he first sustained the injury. READ: Ankit Keshri was a talented cricketer and in the scheme of things: Bengal Chief Selector Raju Mukherjee

It was reported by the local media that Mondol’s knee hit Keshri’s back side of neck. He was fielding as the substitute at that time. After the injury, Keshri lost his consciousness. Shivsagar Singh, a senior member of the East Bengal and Bengal team gave him mouth to mouth resuscitation or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately. Later he was taken to nearby AMRI hospital. From there he was shifted to Nightingale hospital, where his condition was stable till Sunday evening. But on Monday morning, around 8.20 am a cardiac arrest resulted his unfortunate death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  — Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) April 20, 2015  

 

 

 

Keshri was a promising batsman. He captained Bengal in Under 19 cricket. He also represented his state in Under 23 level. With his death Bengal cricket have lost a young talent. After Phillip Hughes and an Israel umpire, this is the third death after sustaining an injury on the cricket field, in recent times.