A shocking incident rocked a local underarm cricket tournament in Kasaragod, Kerala, where a 20-year-old cricketer named Padmanabh suffered sudden cardiac arrest as he was about to bowl a delivery, reports News9. A video has gone viral on Facebook that shows a player collapsing on a cricket field in a local cricket match in Kerala. It has emerged that the player’s name is Padmanabh Jodukallu, a resident of Uppala in Kasaragod and that he was subsequently taken to a nearby hospital. He was declared to have died due to a suspected cardiac arrest and the incident occurred on Saturday.

The video shared on the news channel’s Facebook page shows Padmanabh getting ready to bowl at the top of his short run-up when he suddenly fell down. The on-field umpires and players could then be seen rushing to him for help. In the video, The commentator can be heard saying that Padmanabh had bowled three extras up to that point and was standing at the start of his run-up to get another delivery in before collapsing. Police said no case has been registered yet while an official inquired with the family after the video came in the news.

Watch the video here:

In 2015, Bengal cricketer Anki Keshri also died during a match when he collided with a team-mate while fielding. Keshri, who also led Bengal under-19 team, was hospitalised with a head injury on April 17. He succumbed to his injuries three days later. A year before that, Australian batsman Phil Hughes lost his life after being hit on the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match. He was taken to the hospital, where he breathed his last despite best attempts to save him.

Sad though, but this is one of the painful prices that players have to sometime pay for being active in the game.

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