Cricketing fraternity reacts to ‘Junior Steyn’ Karan Tiwari’s sudden death

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  • Karan Tiwari, a 27-year-old club cricketer, was found dead at his local residence in Mumbai.

  • Karan was depressed about his professional life after he couldn't find any team in IPL 2020.

Cricketing fraternity reacts to ‘Junior Steyn’ Karan Tiwari’s sudden death
Karan Tiwari with Ashish Nehra

The cricketing world is in massive shock after Karan Tiwari, a Mumbai-based cricketer, was found dead at his local residence in Malad. It is being reported that the 27-years-old was going through acute depression after failing to get an IPL contract this year.

Karan was popularly known as ‘Junior Steyn’ because of his bowling action which closely resembled that of the veteran South African pacer, Dale Steyn.

The cricketing community mourned the unfortunate incident and expressed sympathy with Karan.

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin voiced his opinion on Twitter and said that young cricketers should be taught to accept rejections as part and parcel of life.

“The demise of the Mumbai based cricketer is such a reality check, he decided to end his life because he couldn’t take rejection. The future lies with the youth of today and they must be taught to accept rejection as a part of the journey called life,” Ashwin wrote.

“People who are going after success in cricket or any other field for that matter, must be shown different career options all through their school and college life,” he added.

The renowned commentator and expert, Harsha Bhogle wrote that the cricketers should consider other career options too in case the cricketing career doesn’t work out.

“So so true. I sometimes feel there is an element of “I am a cricketer and I can’t be seen doing the kind of things you guys do….” If I had to design a curriculum for cricketers, the first thing I would teach is to respect all professions; that if one doesn’t work, try another,” Bhogle tweeted.

Deep Dasgupta, the cricketer-turned commentator penned: “IMHO Too many kids are encouraged n allowed to leave the classroom for the field at an early age without realising both are interwined . Emphasis has to be on school/college cricket and not academy cricket for youngsters, unfortunately that’s not the case in most places .”

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