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    India's Cricket Community Comes Together To Grieve The Tragic Death Of Ankit Keshri

    The 20-year-old cricketer passed away yesterday after an on-field collision. Warning: This post contains images from Ankit Keshri's funeral.

    Ankit Keshri, former captain of the Bengal U-19 cricket team, tragically passed away yesterday after an on-field collision. He was 20 years old.

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    Ankit and his teammate Sourabh Mondal collided while trying to take a catch. They were playing a Cricket Association of Bengal Division 1 knockout match.

    Doctors reported his condition to be improving on Sunday night, but he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was declared dead on Monday morning.

    Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP / Getty Images

    There was a wave of online support for the family from the cricket world, including Sachin Tendulkar.

    Saddened by the demise of Ankit Keshri. A promising career aborted by an unfortunate incident on field.

    Life teaches u just how unpredictable it is. Saddened 2hear of a young loss in cricket.An upcoming cricketer Ankit Keshri! Gone 2soon!RIP

    Shocked to hear the news of Ankit Keshri's demise. My thoughts and prayers with the family. #RIPAnkitKeshri

    Just heard about the sad and unfortunate news of Ankit Keshri's demise. My deepest condolences to his family. #RIPAnkitKeshri

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter to talk about how Ankit Keshri was part of Bengal cricket's future.

    Completely shocked and devastated to hear the news of young Ankit Keshri.Can't imagine that a month ago me and my selection committee(1/3)

    were thinking him to be the future of bengal cricket. not to have him among us now is unimaginable. may his family have the strength to(2/3)

    deal with this irreparable loss.words cannot express the grief.(3/3)

    Not just players, but everyone from commentators to TV anchors and teams expressed their shock and grief.

    A game that provides so much joy, seeds so much ambition, that fills a world takes a life through an on-field collision? #AnkitKeshri.

    #RIPAnkitKeshri Condolences to the family. God give you strength.

    As life goes on, such incidents are a harsh reminder of the fragility of life especially when pushed on the field of sport. #RIPAnkitKeshri

    The cricketing world just lost a promising cricketer. Our deepest condolences to Ankit's family and friends. #RIPAnkitKeshri

    This is the second time since November that cricket has lost a player on the field, after the death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes.

    RIP Ankit Keshri. Sad day for Cricket. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends

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