An Indian cricket fan has reportedly died of a heart attack after the team lost the ICC Men’s World Cup final to Australia on Sunday.
The Indian team won 10 consecutive matches in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, walking into the final as hot favourites. However, they lost to Australia by six wickets in the final, dashing the hopes of the country. While some Indian fans lashed out at the team for their poor performance in the final, one fan of the Indian team took the defeat to heart.
Heart Attack case:
According to Indian media reports, Jyoti Kumar Yadav, a 32-year-old software engineer from Tirupati in the state of Andhra Pradesh, was saddened to see tears in the eyes of captain Rohit Sharma after India’s defeat, leading to a seizure and a fall to the ground.
According to the report, Kumar Yadav’s friends rushed him to the hospital but doctors declared him dead of a heart attack.
According to India.com, 23-year-old Rahul Lohar committed suicide after Australia’s win. He worked at a saree shop and quit his job to watch India-Australia final match.
According to his brother-in-law, “He was a die hard fan of the Indian cricket team. He quit duty and also managed to get a projector along with his friends to watch the match. After losing, he could not bear this heartbreak. He committed suicide when there was no one at home. I was informed about this at 11 pm of the final match’s night.”
A case of unnatural death has been reported at the nearby police station. According to the police, there is no criminal angle in the case but investigations are being carried out.
Another suicide case was filed in Odish’s Jaipur, Binjharpur area where 23-year-old Dev Ranjan Das was found hanging on the terrace of his house shortly after the India-Australia final.
According to his family members, he left his room in despair after India lost.