new Delhi: Team India’s great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has lost another close friend due to Coronavirus epidemic. Former cricketer Vijay Shirke died in a hospital in Thane district adjoining Mumbai. He was 57 years old.
Used to play cricket with Sachin
In the 1980s, Sunin Mafatlal played Sachin Tendulkar and Vijay Shirke together for the team. Vijay was included in this team as a fast bowler.
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Salil Ankola expressed grief
Sachin’s old friend Salil Ankola has paid tribute to Vijay Shirke on his Facebook page. He wrote, ‘You said goodbye soon my friend, may your soul rest in peace, the time we spent outside the grounds and the grounds can never be forgotten.’
Gone too soon my friend Rest in peace my friend Great times we had on and off the field can never be forgotten Vijay Shirke
Posted by Salil Ankola on Saturday, December 19, 2020
Some time ago Vijay Shirke had seen symptoms of Coronavirus, after which he was admitted to the hospital. Although he had overcome this disease, but due to the side effects of Kovid-19, he said goodbye to this world.
Another friend of Sachin’s death
Sachin Tendulkar had to face such grief even earlier. Another friend of his, Avi Kadam, also died due to corona virus epidemic. In October 2020, Avi said goodbye to this world.
At a loss for words at the passing away of my dear friend, Avi Kadam.
A close friend of mine since school days, Avi was like family to me. Our memories of post practice catch-ups outside Shivaji Park will stay with me always.
My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/ror2vSG9yy
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 19, 2020