India is a nation that celebrates Cricket as an event more than a sport. For most, it is their lifestyle. Cricket is what gives meaning to many lives in the country. Most youngsters have played local cricket at one point or the other in their lives in local grounds near their house.
However, the passion involved in the sport has often caused a lot of discrepancies in the way the game is played. In local grounds which are usually full of matches, quarrels are quite common. It is something that comes as a parcel with any passionate sport.
Such an incident took the life of a 17 year old kid in Tamil Nadu. The victim identified as Kalipindi, was a resident of Madhurai. In a petty quarrel with one of his opposition team’s players, he was hit on the head with a bat. The quarrel was for a simple decision on who has to bat first.
Police in the local area said that the Villapuram Housing Board Ground where the incident took place was usually full in the morning and the evening with a lot of people playing cricket in the ground. Kalipindi was an Industrial Training Institute student. He was admitted into a local hospital after the blow to his head. Doctors said that he was in an unconscious state when admitted. They explained that he did not respond to treatment after he was admitted and that he breathed his last three days after he was admitted.
However, the Police denied to have made any arrests. They said that further investigations on the matter were in progress. This incident marks another death in the sport after Ankit Keshri’s tragic death in Kolkata in April. However passionate the sport, people must take care so that such incidents do not grow in number in the future.