Saurashtra wicketkeeper Avi Barot breathed his last on Friday, October 15 at the age of 29. Avi suffered from severe cardiac arrest on Friday. He had represented Saurashtra in 23 first-class, 38 List A and 20 T20s scoring over 3,200 runs with 22 half-centuries and two centuries after making his debut in 2011.
Saurashtra Cricket Association releases a statement after Avi Barot’s demise
Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) released a statement following Avi Barot’s shocking demise. They sent their heartfelt condolences to Avi’s family and prayed for his heavenly abode.
“Everyone at Saurashtra Cricket Association is deeply shocked and saddened by 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. He was 29 years old,” Saurashtra Cricket Association said in a statement.
“Everyone in Saurashtra Cricket Association conveys heartfelt condolences to family members on very sad demise of Avi Barot and pray Almighty to grant eternal peace to his noble soul and to give enough strength to Avi’s family, friends and all dear ones to bear this unbearable loss,” the statement further read.
Jaydev Shah, the President of Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA), lauded Barot for being a great character, both on and off the field.
“In all recent domestic matches, he has performed remarkably well. He was a very friendly and noble human being. We all at Saurashtra Cricket Association are in deep shock,” he stated.
Avi Barot’s last outiing in domestic cricket
Avi Barot played his last competitive game for Saurashtra against Delhi in the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy in March. Barot also took 80 catches and effected seven stumpings in his career for Saurashtra.
Barot played a major role one and half years ago when Saurashtra won the Ranji Trophy after a closely fought contest against Bengal at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. In that tournament, he played five games and scored 309 runs at an average of 34.33 with three half-centuries and a top score of 82.
He also took 11 catches and effected one stumping for his team in the first-class tournament. Barot had a top score of 122 and a strike rate of 146.62 in T20s, showing that he was a multi-format caliber batsman.
• Saurashtra wicketkeeper Barot passed away on Friday
• Barot was a critical member of the Saurashtra side.