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Jharkhand cricketer Santosh Lal dies aged 29

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 18, 2013

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Jharkhand cricketer Santosh Lal, known as the man who taught MS Dhoni how to play the helicopter shot, has died aged 29 of pancreatitis. He was a middle-order batsman and a medium-pacer who played eight first-class matches.

Lal was a childhood friend of MS Dhoni and played alongside the Indian captain for Bihar and Jharkhand in a seven-year career that ended in 2010. He had been moved to Delhi for treatment earlier this week, after first being admitted to a Ranchi hospital last week due to stomach pain. Lal is survived by his parents, wife and a three-year-old daughter.

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Posted by   on (July 22, 2013, 10:03 GMT)

MAny condolences to Santosh Bhais family..so young RIP

Posted by bhaudin_65 on (July 18, 2013, 14:15 GMT)

May Almighty Rest Hos soul in peace and may give his family the courage to fight this loss..........

Posted by   on (July 18, 2013, 13:12 GMT)

Sad news....RIP Mr.Santosh...deepest sympathies to his family....

Posted by RajeshNaik on (July 18, 2013, 12:56 GMT)

Sad. So young an age to leave the world. At least we can remember him whenever his friend plays that shot again.

Posted by   on (July 18, 2013, 11:43 GMT)

RIP Santosh Bhai..We will miss you very much !!

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