Rajesh Ghodge, who made his debut in the 1999-2000 season, has played two first-class matches in which he has scored 76 runs. @ AFP

In a tragic incident, a former Goa Ranji Trophy cricketer Rajesh Ghodge suffered a massive heart attack and passed away on Sunday during a local tournament at the Rajendra Prasad Stadium in Margao.

The incident occurred at around 3pm on Sunday during a Margao Cricket Club (MCC) tournament match. The 43-year-old Ghodge, who was playing for MCC Challengers against MCC Dragons was at the non-striker’s end after scoring 31 runs.

According to eyewitnesses, Ghodge suddenly collapsed and was rushed immediately to the nearby ESI hospital where the doctors tried to revive him but failed. He was also then shifted to Apollo Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. (ALSO READ: Uttarakhand deserve the promotion, says captain Rajat Bhatia)

Ghodge, who made his debut in the 1999-2000 season, has played two first-class matches in which he has scored 76 runs. He has also played eight List A matches for Goa where he has registered 115 runs with one half-century.