India news July 18, 2013

Jharkhand cricketer Santosh Lal dies aged 29

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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 !!

  • 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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  • POSTED BY on | July 18, 2013, 11:43 GMT

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

  • 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, 13:12 GMT

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

  • 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 22, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    MAny condolences to Santosh Bhais family..so young RIP