Himachal Pradesh’s cricketer Siddharth Sharma passed away aged 28 on January 12 at 9:00 p.m. He was on the ventilator for the last 14 days and breathed his last on Thursday. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office revealed the news of his death.
Sharma, who won the Vijay Hazare trophy with his state team, suffered from a prolonged illness. He had been hospitalized for quite some time. Finally, his health deteriorated, and he passed away in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu expressed grief over the death of a young player.
“Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has expressed deep grief over the demise of Siddharth Sharma, a member of Himachal’s Vijay Hazare Trophy-winning cricket team and the state’s star fast bowler. The Chief Minister has expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved families.”
Siddharth was cremated at Bhabhor Saheb crematorium on Friday, January 13. Deputy Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Mukesh Agnihotri, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, IPL Chairman Arun Dhumal, Una MLA Satpal Satti, former HPCA secretary Sumit Sharma, HPCA member Surendra Sharma, district cricket association president Madan Puri and former MLA Satpal Raizada were shocked after hearing the tragic news.
Born in Una, Sharma’s domestic career was short-timed. In five years, he played one T20 game, six first-class games, and as many List-A games. His last game was against Bengal at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in December last year, where he took 5 wickets in the first innings.
He took 28 wickets in his first-class career while his tally stood at 8 scalps in 6 List-A games.