T. Vamshi Krishna passed away after being struck on the chest © Getty Images (representational image)
T. Vamshi Krishna passed away after being struck on the chest © Getty Images (representational image)

Hyderabad: A six-year-old boy died while playing cricket after he was hit on the chest by a powerful shot here. T. Vamshi Krishna died while playing cricket when he was hit by a ball near his house in Sahara Estate in Vanasthalipuram here.

According to police, the boy was playing with other children in the neighbourhood on Thursday evening when he was hit on the chest by a powerful shot played by a boy.

The child collapsed on the ground. He was shifted to a nearby hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment. Vamshi’s parents complained to the police that negligence by a 14-year-old boy, who was batting, led to their son’s death.

The news comes just days after the tragic demise of Bengal Under-19 cricketer Ankit Keshri and is sure to rock the nation and raise concerns over safety in sport. Ankit Keshri was a talented cricketer and in the scheme of things