Former Maharashtra Ranji all-rounder Shekhar Gawli died aged 45 after falling in a water gorge on Wednesday.
Shekhar went for trekking in the Igatpuri hill station in Nashik with some of his friends where he fell in a 250-feet-deep gorge, the PTI reported.
“His body was found at around 10am on Wednesday. The body will be handed over to the family members after post-mortem,” Igatpuri police station official told PTI.
Shekhar represented Maharashtra in the domestic circuit and after his retirement, he became the fitness coach of the U-23 team of Maharashtra. He had also served as the fitness coach of Maharashtra’s senior team last season.
Maharashtra Cricket Association secretary, Riyaz Bagwan also expressed condolences on Shekhar’s demise as he said: “His family was already going through a tough phase since Shekhar had lost his father just two weeks ago. He had brought in a lot of cricketing experience to our team with his efficient level of training and coaching.”