Over and over again, the sudden heart failures of young and fit people have left people looking for answers, busting the myth that a young person cannot suffer a heart attack.
Recently, last month, we witnessed the sudden demise of the famous and fit actor, Siddharth Shukla, who was at the peak of his career.
In June this year, the 29-year-old Danish footballer, Christian Eriksen, abruptly suffered a stroke but was revived. And what came as a surprise was the Saurashtra hitter.
Avi Barot, a former India Under-19 captain, and a player from the Ranji Trophy-winning group in the 2019-20 season wasn’t just about as fortunate as he passed on in the wake of experiencing a “serious” heart failure at an incredibly youthful age of 29, the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) said.
Amazingly stunned and disheartened to learn of the untimely death of Avi Barot, Jay Shah tweeted about how brilliant he was and that he has left too soon. He furthered added they are all in complete shock.
Clarifying the reasons for heart failure, Dr. Krishna Reddy Nallamalla, a cardiologist and country head of Access Health International, said: “Abrupt heart failure has a couple of hidden causes. The commonest cause is intense myocardial dead tissue or coronary episode. Ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation are the two normal issues that underlie a large portion of the abrupt heart failures”.
Avi Barot’s Stellar Career
In the Reliance G-1 T20 final tournament in Rajkot on October 20, Barot scored a total of 72 which was the highlight of the day. It made Saurashtra reach 200 and led the team to victory against Gujarat in the summit clash.
Born in Ahmedabad, Barot made his cricket debut in the Gujarat Ranji against Delhi in 2011. He was also appointed as the captain of the Indian U-19 team the same year. He then moved to the Haryana Ranji team but soon went back to Gujarat and joined the Rajkot Saurashtra Ranji team in 2016.
He scored 1547 runs with 38 first-class matches and scored an average of 24.95, with nine half-centuries, and one century. In the first class 38 matches, he scored a total of 1030 runs with 28.61 as average, with 8 fifties. His performance was stellar with a score of 717 runs in 20 T20 matches. He also managed to claim 11 wickets with his bowling.
The Saurashtra Ranji Trophy winner of 2020 defeated Bengal in Rajkot. He also scored a total of 122 runs off 53 balls in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
He had recently lost his father similarly at the age of just 42 or 43. The Saurashtra cricketer is survived by his wife and mother.
Cricketers and Cricket fans mourn:
Really shocked to hear of the young Avi Barot passing away. Life can be unpredictable and unfair! I pray for the strength of his family and loved ones to deal with this irreplaceable loss 🙏🏻 Om Shanti
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 16, 2021
Extremely shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely demise of Avi Barot. A bright young cricketer, who represented India U19, Saurashtra and Haryana has left us all too early. Condolences to his family and friends in this hour of grief. 🙏🏽
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) October 16, 2021
Shocked and saddened to hear the news of Avi Barot's demise at such a young age. Sending condolences to his family and closed ones. pic.twitter.com/Z6cDbn6hQR
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) October 16, 2021
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) January 15, 2021
Deeply saddened to know that Avi Barot is no more. A cardiac arrest at the age of 29.. devastating. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I hope they find the strength to cope with this irreparable loss 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/otmO0z0y71
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 16, 2021