Former Rajasthani spinner Vivek Yadav died on Wednesday due to COVID-19. He was 36 years old.
For the past two years, Yadav has been battling cancer, but a few days ago he contracted the virus and was admitted to a hospital in Jaipur – where he took his last breath. Yadav is survived by his wife and daughter.
“He was detected with stomach cancer a few years ago but was recovering. A few days ago he had to go to the hospital for regular chemotherapy and that’s when that he tested positive for the virus. He was immediately admitted to hospital, but his health deteriorated, “said his friend and former Rajasthani cricketer Rohit Jhalani. Sports star. Family members have also confirmed the development.
Having made his first class debut in 2008 for Rajasthan, Yadav was part of the winning team of the Rajasthan Ranji Trophy in the 2010-2011 season and in this final against Baroda he had scalped four wickets.
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In 2012, he was roped by Delhi Daredevils for the Indian Premier League but had to warm up the bench.
He made 18 first-class and eight List A matches, as well as four T20 matches.
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Born in Rohtak, Yadav played national cricket for Rajasthan and was a regular member of the team during the 2010-11 season, under the captaincy of Hrishikesh Kanitkar.
After hanging up his boots, he started his academy and produced young talent like Akash Singh – who went on to play for the Indian U-19 team and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
Yadav is remembered by his friends and former teammates as one of the “best cricketers”, always up for challenges.