Former Ranji trophy player Suresh Kumar found dead in his house

Suresh Kumar who played for Kerala in the Ranji Trophy. He played 72 First-Class matches from 1991-92 to 2005-06 scored 1,657 runs and picked 196 wickets, passed away on Friday night.

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Former Ranji trophy player M Suresh Kumar who played cricket with Rahul Dravid in Under-19 team, found dead in his house in Kerala on Friday. Police said that 47 years old was found dead in his bedroom at his residence near Alappuzha.

Police told PTI that the cricketer’s body was found by his son who informed the police. “It was his son who found the cricketer hanging in his bedroom and informed us around 7.15 PM. Prima facie it is a suicide, but we are looking further into the matter,” police told PTI.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor expresses grief on Suresh Kumar demise

Shashi Tharoor

Suresh Kumar has played for Kerala in the Ranji Trophy. He played 72 First-Class matches from 1991-92 to 2005-06 scored 1,657 runs and picked 196 wickets. He was a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox bowler who took a hat trick against Rajasthan in 1995-96 Ranji Trophy.

He had also played 52 matches for Kerala and 17 matches for Railways in the Ranji Trophy. In the Duleep Trophy where he exemplified South Zone and Central Zone.

He had also figured in the India Under-19 Test and ODI teams in 1992. At the time of his death, he was working in the Railways.

Expressing condolences, Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor wrote, “An under-appreciated Kerala cricketer w/a formidable record, M. Suresh Kumar, passed away yesterday at the age of 47. In just 72 matches, he had 12 five-wicket hauls & two 10-wkts. He was a useful lower-order batsman w/a 1st-class century&7 fifties. OmShanti.

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