33 year -old Ranji trophy cricket player Ashwin Yadav passed away due to a cardiac arrest on Saturday. Ashwin, a fast bowler, played for the State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) and later for the State Bank of India (SBI) in the local leagues. Ashwin made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2007 against Punjab in Mohali and went on to play 14 first-class matches and took 34 wickets. His career-best was in the 2008-09 season at Uppal Stadium against Delhi when he took 6 wickets giving away just 52 runs.
He last played his Ranji match in 2009 against Mumbai and was a regular face in the local leagues. Ashwin is survived by his wife and three young sons. "Devastated to hear the news of #Ashwinyadav passing away. A Very jovial and fun loving guy, team man to the core, punched way above his skills as a fast bowler. I pray to God for strength to his family. #gonetooearly #OmShanti You will be missed," Sridhar said in a tweet. Off-spinner Vishal Sharma, a teammate of Ashwin Yadav, said he (Ashwin) was a friendly person with a smile on his face. "He was a team man and played in the local leagues. I just can't believe he is dead," Sharma said.