Former Hyderabad cricketer Ashwin Yadav passed away on Saturday following a cardiac arrest. Ashwin Yadav, aged 33, did not make it to the national side or was fortunate enough to play in IPL; he featured in 14 first-class games, having debuted back in 2007. He also played ten List A and two T20 matches and has a wife and three sons.
Ashwin Yadav’s 14 first-class matches yielded 34 wickets at 32.70 alongside a couple of four-wicket hauls and a solitary fifer. The right-arm speedster’s best figures of 6/52 came against Delhi at the Uppal Stadium in the 2008-09 season. Yadav’s final Ranji Trophy fixture was against Mumbai in 2009 and he continued to ply his trade for the State Bank of Hyderabad and then SBI in the local leagues.
The late cricketer had underwhelming figures in List A and T20 cricket, taking four and three wickets at 91.50 and 11.33 respectively. Off-spinner Vishal Sharma, one of Yadav’s teammates, expressed his shock, claiming that he was a team man and it was hard to believe that the speedster passed away. “He was a team man and played in the local leagues. I just can’t believe he is dead,”
India’s fielding coach R Sridhar mourns Ashwin Yadav’s demise:
Indian cricket team‘s fielding coach took to his official Twitter handle said that he felt devastated to hear of Ashwin’s death, describing him as a jovial guy, a team man, and gave his everything as a speedster. Sridhar prayed to the almighty to give his family strength.
Devastated to hear the news of #Ashwinyadav passing away. A Very jovial and fun loving guy, team man to the core, punched way above his skills as a fast bowler. I pray to God for strength to his family. #gonetooearly #OmShanti
You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/0gIuOKZr6L
— R SRIDHAR (@coach_rsridhar) April 24, 2021