Young cricketer dies after being hit by a bouncer
In a shocking incident in Kashmir, a teenage cricketer lost his life after being hit by a bouncer during a match on Thursday.
A 19-year old left handed batsman died after being struck in the neck by a delivery in the match between Budgam and Baramulla. arranged by Government’s Youth Services and Sports Department at Nanil area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
The cricketer named Jehangir Ahmad War (19); he was the son of Farooq Ahmed War of Goshbugh Pattan Baramulla.
Jehangir was a student of class 11th at Government Higher Secondary School Goshbugh Pattan, Baramulla.
Report said the Baramulla opener attempted a pull which he completely missed. The Ball hit him on throat and he fell on the ground. He was declared dead as soon as taken to hospital.
Director General (DG) Youth Services and Sports Department Saleem-Ur-Rehman told news agency GNS that the batsman suffered fatal blow despite despite being equipped with all protective gears including a helmet.
A doctor from the local hospital where War was taken said,
“It was probably a short pitch ball and War tried to pull. Though he was wearing all the gears but at that angle the ball missed the helmet. It was a brain stem injury.”
District Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed his grief over the shocking incident. In a condolence message, Governor has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Governor has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.