Avi Barot, the Saurashtra wicketkeeper-batsman, passed away on Friday (October 15), aged 29, after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in Ahmedabad.
Barot, a right-handed batsman, had captained India Under-19 in 2011. He made his first-class debut in 2011 and had played 38 first-class matches, 38 List A games and 20 T20s for Saurashtra, Haryana and Gujarat. He was a part of Saurashtra’s Ranji Trophy winning campaign in 2019-2020.
Jaydev Shah, the President of Saurashtra Cricket Association and former teammate of Barot said, “This is absolutely shocking and painful to learn about Avi’s sad demise. He was a great teammate and had great cricketing skills. In all recent domestic matches, he had performed remarkably well. He was a very friendly and noble human being. We all at Saurashtra Cricket Association are in deep shock.”
Barot is survived by his mother and wife.