Former Hyderabad cricketer Ashwin Yadav passes away

Former Hyderabad fast bowler Ashwin Yadav died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Saturday.

Former Hyderabad fast bowler Ashwin Yadav passed away in Hyderabad on Saturday.   -  Special Arrangement

Former Hyderabad fast bowler Ashwin Yadav, 33, passed away on Saturday following a massive heart attack. He is survived by wife and three sons.

“He was a lovely personality, always smiling. It is a huge shock to the cricketing world,” former India international and Hyderabad selector Noel David  said.

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Ashwin played 14 first-class matches claiming 34 wickets after his debut against Punjab in Ranji Trophy in 2007. He had a career-best haul of 6 for 52 against Delhi at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here during the 2008-09 season. His last Ranji game was against Mumbai in 2009.

In the local leagues, he represented Evergreen and the State Bank of India. HCA Apex Council members expressed condolences to the bereaved family members.