The cricket fraternity is shocked by the demise of 28-year-old Himachal seamer Siddharth Sharma while on the trip to Gujarat for the Ranji Trophy.
Two weeks ago he was hospitalized in Gujarat’s Vadodara hospital. Siddharth was on the ventilator for the past two weeks, though the reason behind his demise is not known. On January 12th, Thursday at about 9:00 p.m. he breathed his last.
The 28-year-old seamer was a part of the Himachal Pradesh squad which went to Gujarat for a scheduled Ranji Trophy match. But unfortunately, Siddharth couldn’t take part in the game due to his poor health. The team Management got admitted him to the hospital for recovery but unfortunately
he left for his heavenly abode.
Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu broke the news of the pace’s death. Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh broke this news and expressed grief over this shocking news as the official CMO account tweeted:
“Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has expressed deep grief over the demise of Siddharth Sharma, a member of Himachal’s Vijay Hazare Trophy-winning cricket team and the state’s star fast bowler. The Chief Minister has expressed his deepest condolences with the bereaved families.”
( translated into English)
मुख्यमंत्री श्री @SukhuSukhvinder ने हिमाचल की विजय हजारे ट्रॉफी विजेता क्रिकेट टीम के सदस्य रहे और प्रदेश के स्टार तेज गेंदबाज सिद्धार्थ शर्मा के निधन पर गहरा शोक व्यक्त किया है। मुख्यमंत्री ने शोक संतप्त परिजनों के साथ अपनी गहरी संवेदनाएं व्यक्त की हैं।
— CMO HIMACHAL (@CMOFFICEHP) January 13, 2023
Many other members of the Cricket Fraternity and Government members like Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, IPL Chairman Arun Dhumal, Una MLA Satpal Satti, former HPCA secretary Sumit Sharma, HPCA member Surendra Sharma, district cricket association president Madan Puri, and former MLA Satpal Raizada also expressed grief over the demise.
Siddharth Sharma’s life and cricketing Career
Siddharth was born in Una and was a resident of the Basdehra region of the Una district in Himachal Pradesh.
After his demise, he was brought to his native place in Una on 13th January where his last rites were conducted.
He was one of the bowlers in the Himachal Bowling lineup who could swing the ball upfront which made him very dangerous. He has represented Himachal Pradesh in one T20 game, six First-Class games, and as many List-A games.
He made his first-class debut for Himachal Pradesh in the 2017-18 season and since then he had scalped
25 wickets. In Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22, he picked up eight wickets in six games.