Mumbai’s ‘Junior Dale Steyn’ Karan Tiwari Commits Suicide
Missing IPL 2020 selection, cricketer Karan Tiwari allegedly hanged himself in his Mumbai home
Karan Tiwari, a local-level cricket player has allegedly committed suicide in his Mumbai home. The 27-year-old was under severe depression after missing selection for IPL 2020 being held in UAE. Karan was allegedly found hanging from the ceiling fan in his room.
He was popularly referred to as ‘Junior Steyn’ due to the identical bowling action as that of South African stunner Dale Steyn.
An accidental death report has been registered by the Kurar police 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.”
As reported by sources to Midday, “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 BCCI rules, only those players who have represented the state team are eligible to contest for IPL auction.
Sources added, “Karan 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.”