Saurashtra batter Avi Barot on Friday (October 15) passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at the young age of 29, the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) confirmed.
Barot, who was part of Saurashtra’s Ranji Trophy winning team in the 2019-20 season, had also played for Haryana and Gujarat in his career.
"Everyone at Saurashtra Cricket Association (is) deeply shocked and saddened on (the) very shocking, untimely and extremely sad demise of Avi Barot, remarkable and notable cricketer of Saurashtra.
"He left for heavenly abode in the evening of 15th October 2021 due to severe cardiac arrest," the SCA stated in a media release.
Barot amassed 1547 runs in 38 first-class matches while he featured in 38 List A games and 20 Domestic T20s, scoring 1030 runs and 717 runs respectively.
For Saurashtra, he turned up in 21 Ranji Trophy matches, 17 List A matches and 11 domestic T20 games. Barot had also led the India U-19 side in 2011.
SCA President Jaydev Shah condoled Avi Barot's shocking demise.
"This is absolutely shocking and painful to learn about Avi's sad demise. He was a great teammate and had great cricketing skills. In all recent domestic matches, he had performed remarkably well.
"He was a very friendly and noble human being. We all at Saurashtra Cricket Association are in deep shock," said Shah.
(With PTI inputs)