Karnataka cricketer Hoysala dies at 34 due to cardiac arrest | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The Aegis South Zone tournament being held in Bengaluru witnessed a shocking incident as Karnataka cricketer Hoysala K, aged 34, tragically passed away due to a cardiac arrest.
The tournament, featuring fierce competition between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, took a somber turn with the untimely demise of the talented player.
The incident happened on Thursday at the RSI ground in Bengaluru.Hoysala, who represented Karnataka in the age-group tournaments, collapsed on the field while attending the post-match huddle. Prompt emergency treatment was administered by on-site doctors, but unfortunately, Hoysala did not respond to the efforts.
Subsequently, he was rushed to Bowring Hospital via ambulance for further treatment. Tragically, doctors at the hospital declared him already deceased. The news of Hoysala’s sudden demise has cast a pall of grief over the cricketing community, with players, fans, and officials mourning the loss of the talented cricketer.
Dinesh Gundu Rao, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Karnataka, expressed his condolences on social media, saying, “Saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Karnataka’s emerging cricketer, fast bowler K. Hoysala, during the Aegis South Zone Tournament. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends in this hour of grief. Recent incidents of youth succumbing to cardiac arrest underscore the importance of health awareness and the need for us to be vigilant about cardiac health.”
Hoysala K, a fast bowler, had previously played for Bellary Tuskers and Shivamogga Lion in the Karnataka Premier League, showcasing his talent in the state cricketing circuit. His untimely passing has left a void in the hearts of the cricketing community.
In the match against Tamil Nadu, Hoysala played a crucial role in Karnataka’s victory. Scoring thirteen runs off thirteen balls and taking a wicket by dismissing Tamil Nadu’s opener, P. Parveen Kumar, he contributed significantly to the team’s success in a nail-biting finish. Karnataka managed to secure the win by just one run, defending a target of 173 runs against Tamil Nadu’s total of 171.
(Inputs from Agencies)

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