Sanjay Dobal, a former Delhi cricketer, has passed away after contracting COVID-19 infection, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) confirmed. The 52-year old Dobal is survived by his wife and two sons.
“Dobal showed symptoms and was first admitted to a medical facility in Bahadurgarh, a week back. He had tested positive for Covid-19. However, his condition deteriorated and was shifted to a Dwarka hospital with better facilities. He was given plasma Former but treatment didn’t work,” a DDCA official was quoted saying.
In a statement, Vinod Tihara, DDCA Secretary said: “Sanjay Dobal’s untimely death is devastating news for the cricketing world.”
“On behalf of the DDCA, I extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the irreparable loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving family at this sad time. May god give strength to the family to overcome the loss,” he added.
Dobal was a prominent figure in the Delhi cricket circuit. He was Coached by the renowned Tarak Sinha, Dobal used to play for the prestigious Sonnet Cricket Club, from where the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Ashish Nehra, Manoj Prabhakar, Aakash Chopra and Rishabh Pant have emerged, a HT report said.