Former Delhi U-23 support staff and well-known club cricketer Sanjay Dobal died on Monday morning after failing to recover from COVID-19 infection, a source close to the family said.
The 53 years old Dobal had two sons, Siddhant and Ekansh. The elder son Siddhant, plays first-class cricket for Rajasthan and younger Ekansh, made his debut for Delhi U-23 side.
“Dobal showed symptoms and was first admitted to a medical facility in Bahadurgarh, a week back. He had tested positive for COVID-19. However his condition deteriorated and was shifted to a Dwarka hospital with better facilities. He was given plasma but treatment didn’t work,” a DDCA official told PTI.
Dobal was popular among the well-known Delhi cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Mithun Manhas. He was coached by Tarak Sinha and also played for the famous Sonnet Club.
After his playing days with formidable office-side Air India was over, he was associated with coaching junior cricketers He has also been the local manager for India versus England women’s Test at Jamia in the last decade.
Former acting BCCI president CK Khanna, Delhi stalwarts Madan Lal and Manhas offered their condolences.