Shahrukh Khan was one of the many Bollywood superstars to voice their condolances © IANS
Shahrukh Khan was one of the many Bollywood superstars to voice their condolances © IANS

Mumbai: Indian actors Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan on Monday mourned the death of Bengal batsman Ankit Keshri due to cardiac arrest following an on-field injury. The 20-year-old player sustained injuries during the Cricket Association of Bengal’s Senior one-day knock-out match on April 17 where he collided with another player. Ankit Keshri honoured with minute’s silence in Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2015 Match 17

Keshri was in hospital for the past three days and was showing signs of recovery till Sunday evening. However, in the early hours of this morning, he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was put on ventilator before he was declared dead. Ankit Keshri was a talented cricketer and in the scheme of things: Bengal Chief Selector Raju Mukherjee

Condoling his sudden passing away in the freak accident, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh said, “Too young to go…extremely unfortunate & sad. Condolences & prayers for Ankit Keshri & his family. May Allah bless his soul. RIP.” Actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted,”Condolences & strength to the family-most Unfortunate. Saddened by d tragic death of such young sportsman.” Ankit Keshri’s tragic death: Bengal cricketing fraternity remembers former Under-19 captain

Ankit Keshri. My deepest condolences 2his family. Life is unpredictable. life is now (sic),” wrote Hrithik Roshan. “Heartbreaking, heard about the young Bengal captain, Ankit Kesri demise due to an unfortunate accident on the field. Prayers for loved ones,” Arjun Rampal wrote.

“Heartbreaking to hear of the death of a young Bengali cricketer from an on field collision,what the parents go through is imposs to express,” Masaba Gupta wrote. “Sports could get unpredictable and ruthless. A normal day on the cricket field could be life threatening. RIP Ankit Keshri,” wrote actor Ayushmann Khurrana.