Former Indian wicketkeeper Vijay Yadav has suffered kidney failure, prompting him to urgently need financial help to treat the disease. It’s not, the former cricketer has also experienced two heart attacks. Yadav has been on dialysis for some time. It was cricket writers – one of whom was Vijay Lokapally – who took to Twitter to highlight Yadav’s plight. Now it has also been reported that the former cricketer has received support since he was first reported.
Sharing that Yadav was the one who suggested Sachin Tendulkar throw the final game against South Africa in the 1993 Hero Cup semifinals, Lokapally tweeted: “The former Indian wicketkeeper is in dire need of financial help to treat kidney failure. Was on dialysis and had two heart attacks.”
A number of ex-cricketers stepped in to help Yadav. The Haryana Cricket Association has supported him financially. There is speculation that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) could also step in.
Former Indian wicketkeeper in urgent need of financial help to treat kidney failure. Was on dialysis and had two heart attacks. He was the one who suggested that Sachin Tendulkar play the final game against South Africa in the 1993 Hero Cup semifinals. pic.twitter.com/AlPY3cv7qf— Vijay Lokapally 🇮🇳 (@vijaylokapally) May 7, 2022
The last few years have been very difficult for the cricketer. Yadav was brutally injured in a car accident in Faridabad in 2006. Since then he has been struggling with his health problems. He also lost his 11-year-old daughter in the accident.
Yadav has played one test and 19 ODIs. He was a wicketkeeper and a handy lower order batter. His only Test appearance came against Zimbabwe in Delhi in 1993. Yadav was credited with two stumpings in Zimbabwe’s first innings, and with the bat he hit a rapid fire of 30 from 25 in an Indian inning dominated by Vinod Kambli’s 227 from 301.
Yadav also played 19 ODIs, scored 118 runs and was responsible for 19 dismissals (12 catches and seven stumps). The cricketer made his ODI debut against South Africa in Bloemfontein in December 1992 and his last appearance came in November 1994 against the West Indies in Kolkata. During his career, which spanned 1987 through 1999, he played 89 top-flight matches and hit 3,988 runs with a top total of 201. He made 237 catches and affected 46 stumps.
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