New Delhi: In yet another freak incident on the cricket field, Rahul Sawant on Sunday suffered a heart attack while playing at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.
Sawant, representing Dahisar Cricket Club in the Dr HD Kanga League, was quickly rushed to Bombay Hospital by his teammates, which saved his life.
“He was also feeling suffocated and could not bare the pain. We gave him water, but it didn’t help. We could not find the doctors provided by the Mumbai Cricket Association. Then we rushed him to Bombay Hospital, ” Dahisar CC captain Pravin Gogri told DNA.
The Kanga League (rule) book says there are doctors at various grounds, but we could not find one at Azad Maidan. God knows what would have happened had we reached (the hospital) late,” he further added.
“He doesn’t smoke or drink. He is a nice man and a good cricketer. Life is full of stress these days. Today’s youngsters lead an unhealthy life. They sleep late and have loads of stress. We have now started going back to playing Kanga League on wet wickets. This could cause injuries. The MCA should be prepared if something like this happens, ” Gogri’s teammate was quoted as saying by the DNA report.
“Sawant has spent Rs 40,000 already. Let’s hope he is out of danger. He is the only son of his parents. You never know what can happen. I am sure MCA can afford ambulances for emergency situations,” concluded Gogri.
The 34-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman is currently in the ICU.