Babu Nalwade, a 47-year-old local cricketer collapsed while standing at the non-striker's end during a cricket match in Pune's Jadhavwadi village. The incident took place in a local tournament.
In a clip that went viral, the umpire was seen rushing towards Nalwade to check after he fell on the ground. He was taken to a nearby hospital and was declared dead.
“He was rushed to a private hospital where he was declared brought dead. An autopsy confirmed that he had had a heart attack,” an official from Narayangaon police station was quoted as saying in News18.
According to the visuals of the tragic incident, the batsman at the non-striker's end had a quick chat with the umpire and enquired about the number of balls left in the over. Unfortunately, after that, the batsman suffered a loss of consciousness and collapsed on the ground.
The horrific incident brings back the memories of late cricketer Phillip Hughes, who lost his life during a Sheffield Shield game. Hughes was hit on the head off a short-pitched delivery by Sean Abbott. The Australian batsman was then rushed to the hospital, where he fought for his life for two days and was declared dead.