Former India U-19 captain Avi Barot passed away on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest, the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) said. He was 29.
"Everyone at Saurashtra Cricket Association (is) deeply shocked and saddened on (the) very shocking, untimely and extremely sad demise of Avi Barot, a remarkable and notable cricketer of Saurashtra.
"He left for heavenly abode in the evening of 15th October 2021 due to severe cardiac arrest," the SCA stated in a media release issued.
Avi Barot, who also represented Haryana and Gujarat in his career, was a part of the Ranji Trophy winning Saurashtra team, which had defeated Bengal in the summit clash in the 2019-20 season.
Barot played 38 first-class matches, 38 List A matches and 20 Domestic T20 games. He was a wicket-keeper-batsman and scored 1,547 runs in first-class matches, 1030 runs in list-A games and 717 runs in T20s.
For Saurashtra, he played 21 Ranji Trophy matches, 17 List A matches and 11 domestic T20 games. Barot was India U-19 captain in 2011 and earlier this year, he grabbed attention with his stupendous 122-run knock in just 53 balls during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Goa.