Sidharth Sharma, who was a part of Ranji Trophy team of Himachal Pradesh, passed away aged 28. He was traveling with his state team to play a Ranji Trophy 2022-23 season match with Baroda when he fell ill.

He was admitted in a hospital for two weeks but couldn’t recover. Shikhar Dhawan reacted to Sidharth’s death.

“Saddened to learn about the demise of Sidharth Sharma, young cricketer from Himachal Pradesh. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,” he said.

Earlier, R Ashwin urged the state associations to monitor the health of players.

“This is scary. Hope every state association will have periodic health check ups for players across age groups. There is so much cricket happening and most of the cricketers find themselves on the road through the year. My thoughts are with Siddharth’s family,” he wrote on Twitter.

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