Former Orissa Captain & Match Referee Succumbs To Covid; Raina, Harbhajan Pay Condolences

Prashant Mohapatra, the previous captain of Orrisa’s cricket staff misplaced his life resulting from Covid-19 on Wednesday. The ex-cricketer was 47 years outdated when he breathed his final at AIIMS Bhubaneswar. The superintendent Dr. S N Mohanty knowledgeable about this incident.

Mohapatra was the son of Rajyasabha MP Raghunath Mohapatra, who is also a Padma Vibhushan awardee. Raghunath Mohapatra additionally died of Covid on Might 9. 

Prashant, who was fondly generally known as ‘Munna’ by his teammates was born on September 1, 1973. He was a right-handed batsman who performed for Orissa. He made his U-19 debut in opposition to Tamil Nadu whereas his senior debut got here in opposition to Bihar in 1990. He was additionally a referee in home cricket. The final match that he refereed was on March 1, 2021. 

After his loss of life, there have been condolence messages from all around the nation’s cricket fraternity. Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, and Sunil Joshi have been some cricketers who expressed their condolences on the loss of life of Mohapatra. “Prashant Mohapatra passed away.. He played many year first class cricket and was a match referee for @BCCIdomestic cricket .. Gone to soon.. condolences to family and friends.. He was a great soul.. RIP brother Prashant OM Shanti,” wrote Harbhajan Singh on Twitter.

Suresh Raina additionally took to Twitter to precise his grief. “Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of Prashant Mohapatra sir. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family. Om Shanti.”

“Deeply shocked and saddened to hear Prashant Mohapatra sad news, we have played each other quite few times & he was a good man off the ground & very good match refree, my deepest condolences to his family,” wrote ex-spinner Sunil Joshi. 


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