Siddharth Sharma: Ailing Himachal Pradesh Ranji cricketer Siddharth Sharma (28) breathed his last on Thursday. Siddharth, who was on ventilator for two weeks, passed away at 9 pm on Thursday. Himachal Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukh expressed grief over the death of the young cricketer. Sharma, who had gone to Gujarat with the Himachal Pradesh team to play a Ranji match, fell ill. The team management admitted him to the hospital in Vadodara. Sharma lost his life while undergoing treatment there.
A pace bowler, Sharma made his first-class cricket debut for Himachal Pradesh in the 2017-18 season. Since then he has taken 25 wickets in the Ranji Trophy. Sharma, who played in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the first time in the 2021-22 season, took 8 wickets in six matches. Himachal Pradesh won the Vijay Hazare Trophy that year. In the final against Tamil Nadu, Sharma bowled 10 overs and conceded only 34 runs before taking the wicket of Dinesh Karthik.
Siddharth, who has been suffering from illness for some time, has been in the hospital for some years. There are reports that his health is improving. But Sharma, who was undergoing treatment in Vadodara, passed away on Thursday night as his health deteriorated. Sharma’s mortal remains were cremated at Bhabhor Saheb crematorium in Una on Friday.
Born in Una, Sharma’s domestic career lasted for a short time. Sharma, who played for five years, played one T20 match, six first-class matches and six List-A games in Himachal Pradesh. He last played against Bengal at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in December last year. Sharma, who took 5 wickets in the first innings, took two wickets in the second innings.
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