A 23-Year-Old youth collapsed on the ground and died while playing the local cricket tournament. The incident took place at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad on Friday Night, said the sources. The deceased was identified as Lloyd Anthony, a resident of Nandi Nagar. He was working as a delivery boy for Swiggy.
The video of this incident has gone viral on the social media following the incident. According to the reports, The locals oorganizea match every year called “Bangaru Telangana”. Anthony was playing the match and had bowled four balls. However, before he could deliver the fifth ball, he collapsed head-on to the ground. According to K. Srinivas, inspector of Banjara Hills, His friends and teammates rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead and the reason was cited as cardiac arrest. “No case had been registered since it was a natural death,” he said.
According to the sources, Anthony, who was known for his passion for cricket and playing for Nandi colony, bowled three deliveries. On the fourth delivery, he suddenly slumped to the ground, with his face hitting the pitch. It was his first over in the match. A video, which captured the action of Anthony bowling and slumping to the ground while participating in Bangaru Telangana MGR Cricket Tournament (BTMGRCT) and shot by the cricketer’s brother, went viral on Saturday.
Around 12 midnight when the match was in full swing with spectators screaming in support of their respective teams, Anthony collapsed in full public glare. The organisers of the tournament, who made arrangements like flood lights and chairs for the event, did not under stand what happened to Anthony. The on-field players first reached him and patted him, but there was no response. Initially, everyone thought Anthony might have suffered a bouts of fits. The organisers tried to call an ambulance to meet the emergency, but since it was near the Indo American Cancer Hospital, Anthony was put in an auto and shifted to Star Hospital around 12.15am. around 1am, the hospital authorities declared Anthony dead.
Banjara Hills inspector K Srinivas said since the video was taken by Anthony’s bother and happened in front of several persons, the family did not want any case to be registered. “According to family members, Anthony had no previous health problems. Since Anthony was bowling, his brother started taking video on his phone,” Srinivas added.