Former Odisha skipper Prashant Mohapatra passed away after failing to recover from Covid-19 at AIIMS on Wednesday. He (47) breathed his last at 7.51 a.m. Despite all the efforts by doctors, he couldn’t be saved. According to AIIMS Bhubaneswar superintendent Dr SN Mohanty, the team at the hospital tried its best but Mohapattra couldn’t be revived.
His father Raghunath Mohaparta, Rajya Sabha MP and Padma Vibhusan awardee, had died of Covid-19 on May 9.
He was on ventilator support and a special team of doctors was monitoring his condition. His brother Jasobant is also getting treatment at the same facility after he tested positive for Covid-19.
Born on September 1, 1973, he made his debut against Tamil Nadu in an under-19 match. The right-handed batsman played his first Ranji Trophy game in 1990. Prashant was a part of 45 first-class games, scoring 2196 runs at an average of 30.08. He hit five centuries and 11 fifties in his career.
After his retirement, he was appointed as a match referee by the BCCI.