Former Ranji Trophy player and Rahul Dravid’s U-19 teammate M Suresh Kumar found hanging at his house
‘It was his son who found the former 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
Rahul Dravid’s U-19 teammate M Suresh Kumar was found dead in his house on Friday night, police said.
The former Ranji trophy player was found hanging in his bedroom at his residence. According to police, the 47-year-old was found by his son.
“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.
The first-class cricketer had played for Kerala in the Ranji Trophy. A native of Alappuzha, Kumar played 72 First-Class matches from 1991-92 to 2005-06 and scored 1,657 runs and taken 196 wickets.
He also played 52 matches for Kerala and 17 matches for Railways where he was currently employed. He also played the Duleep Trophy where he represented South Zone and Central Zone. He was also part of India's Under-19 Test and ODI teams in 1992.
Suresh Kumar became the first cricketer from Kerala to represent India when he donned the U-19 jersey back in the 1990 season against New Zealand. That under-19 side was led by Rahul Dravid and the Kiwis side had the likes of Stephen Fleming and Dion Nash.
Kumar retired from Ranji Trophy in 2005 and since then he has been working with Indian Railways.
The cricket fraternity in Kerala was shocked to hear about Suresh Kumar’s death who always used to be a bundle of energy.
Senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted: