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R Ashwin Sympathizes For Untimely Demise of Sidharth Sharma
By CricShots - Jan 14, 2023 5:34 pm
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The veteran Indian spinner, R Ashwin has shared his thoughts on the unfortunate demise of Himachal Pradesh cricketer Sidharth Sharma. Ashwin shared his sympathy on the micro-blogging site Twitter after the heartbreaking incident that has left the cricketing fraternity in India in shock and has sent shockwaves through Himachal Pradesh cricketing circles.

Sidharth Sharma
Himachal cricketer, Sidharth Sharma

“This is scary. Hope every state association will have periodic health checkups for players across age groups. There is so much cricket happening, and most cricketers find themselves on the road throughout the year. My thoughts are with Siddharth’s family,” tweeted R Ashwin after getting to known about the heart-wrenching incident.

Sidharth, who was part of the men’s senior Himachal team took his last breath on January 12 in a private hospital in Vadodara while being on a ventilator for the last couple of weeks. He succumbed to multiple-organ failure.

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Prashant Chopra, a friend of Sidharth and someone who played for the India U19 side during the U19 World Cup in Australia in 2012 under the leadership of Unmukt Chand also opened up on the passing of his friend.

As per the quotes in Sportstar, Chopra reveals the last statement of Sidharth, he said,  “When he was in the ICU, he regained his consciousness but could not speak, so he asked the nurse to get him a piece of paper and wrote to his father: Mujhe cricket khelne se rok na mat. Mujhe khelne dena (Please don’t stop me from playing cricket). Our manager was there, and when he told us this, we could not hold back our tears.”

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IPL Governing Council Chairman Arun Singh Dhumal has also offered his condolences to the late cricketer and termed the event unfortunate.