27-year-old Mumbai club cricketer Karan Tiwari was found dead at his Malad residence on Monday night. The cricketer was reportedly under severe depression after missing his selection for IPL 2020.
He was often dubbed as “Mumbai’s Dale Steyn” due to his impressive and identical bowling style as that of South African stunner Dale Steyn. Karan was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his room.
According to reports from Crictracker, Karan Tiwari’s family was suspicious after he kept his room locked for a prolonged period of time. However, they broke down his door after their questions went unanswered.
Mumbai Police have registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) post the incident. Babasaheb Salunkhe, senior Police Inspector at Kurar police station told Mid-Day, “We have registered an ADR and investigations are on.” Police cited the same reason, that Karan was under depression because he couldn’t get through any of the 8 IPL teams, in 13th edition, which will commence from 19 September in UAE.
Police also said, “Karan called his best friend in Udaipur to inform him that he is going to commit suicide. He was depressed after not getting a chance to play in the IPL. His friend informed Karan’s sister who lives in the same city. His sister called his mother, but by then, it was too late. Karan was declared dead before reaching the hospital.”
According to Crictracker, Karan had a fair experience of bowling to IPL teams at Mumbai Indians’ home ground, the Wankhede Stadium. He played for Souvenir Cricket Club and United Friends Sports Club and recently completed a Level 1 coaching course.
Karan’s close friend said, “He was hoping to get selected for a state team. He was in talks with a few of them. He was a very promising cricketer and had uploaded his bowling and batting videos on his last WhatsApp status. It is shocking that he chose to take such a drastic step. Police sources also said that Karan was tense as he had no job.
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