Updated: May 6, 2021 8:00:18 pm
Vivek Yadav, a former Rajasthan leg-spinner and a member of their Ranji Trophy-winning squad, died of coronavirus-related complications.
He was 36-years-old and is survived by his wife and a daughter.
Yadav breathed his last at a city hospital on Wednesday.
“Rajasthan Ranji Player and a dear friend…Vivek Yadav is no more. May his soul R.I.P. Thoughts and prayers with the family,” former India opener Aakash Chopra tweeted.
Yadav, who played 18 first-class matches and picked up 57 wickets, featured in the 2010-11 Ranji Trophy final, his finest hour in a brief domestic career.
He scalped 4/91 in the Baroda first innings with four of the top five in the batting order setting up an all-important first-innings lead for Rajasthan.
He had played his last competitive match even before he had turned 30.
His health deteriorated before he lost his battle against the dreaded virus.
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