Jyotish Kumar Yadav, a 35-year-old Bengaluru-based software engineer and ardent fan of the Indian cricket team, tragically died on November 19 from a heart attack. The regrettable incident happened during India’s 2023 World Cup loss to Australia.
Throughout the match, as India faltered, Yadav, who had traveled back to his birthplace of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, for the Deepavali holidays, showed signs of worry and concern. He fell, according to witnesses, after seeing India get all out for 240 runs at the end of the match. Even though the Australian team celebrated after they lost three wickets in rapid succession, Yadav eventually slumped as Australia won. Yadav complained of chest trouble.
While being rushed to the Sri Venkateswara Ramnarain Ruia Government General Hospital in Tirupati, attempts were made to pronounce Yadav dead. Yadav was thrilled throughout the match’s ups and downs, according to his friends, but he passed away from stress after India’s defeat.
Mohith Reddy, the head of the Tirupati Urban Development Authority, visited Yadav’s home on Monday to send his sympathies to his bereaved family.
On the finals day, the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad saw an extraordinary exhibition of love for the Indian cricket team, with over 100,000 supporters arriving to cheer on their favorite players. The stadium was filled with fans wearing team jerseys, making it seem like a sea of blue. The 2023 Cricket World Cup brought the thrill of cricket to living rooms throughout the country for those who couldn’t make it in person. Fans could watch the match on TV or on Disney+Hotstar, where there was free cricket coverage. The India-Australia Final match on Disney+Hotstar saw a peak viewership of about 5.9 crore, setting a new record.
Australia chose to bat first against India after winning the toss. With a brilliant display, the Australian pacers bowled out India for a meager 240 runs. Even though it was India’s first tournament loss, the fact that it occurred in the pivotal finals after a run of wins made the team’s and its devoted fans’ sadness even worse.