The Tamil Nadu cricket fraternity including India’s veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was stunned with the sudden demise of leg-spinner Prasanth Rajesh, who is also known as MP Rajesh.
The 35-year-old spinner reportedly died of a heart attack on Monday (5 October). He was a leg-spinner in the Tamil Nadu Premier League for LYCA Kovai Kings. The spinner also played alongside Sunrisers Hyderabad’s yorker king T Natarajan in the domestic tournament.
Rajesh, who was a vital cog of Kovai Kings in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, played for both for the Tamil Nadu U19 team and the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association XI side.
With the saddening news of Rajesh’s untimely death, the entire Tamil Nadu cricketing circle was in shock and Ashwin has also expressed his grief over the tragic news. The veteran off-spinner is currently plying his trade for the Delhi Capitals in the ongoing IPL 2020 in the UAE.
Ashwin has shared the stage with Rajesh during his time at TNPL – where the late cricketer made news for scalping three wickets and helping his side LYCA Kovai Kings beat IDream Karaikudi Kaalai by five runs in the super over at the Indian Cement Company Ground in Tirunelveli.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Ashwin has expressed his disbelief on the death of his late friend and said he’ll always remember his after-match conversations with Rajesh. He wrote on Twitter, “RIP M.P Rajesh… So hard to believe that you are no more. I will never forget the after-match conversations we used to have,”