Former India pacer David Johnson dies after falling from apartment’s balcony in Bengaluru

Former Indian and Karnataka Ranji cricketer, David Johnson, passed away after falling from the 4th floor of SLV Paradise apartment in Bengaluru on Thursday. He was 52.

Reports suggest that Johnson was battling chronic depression. The Kothanur police responded to the incident, and his body was taken to Crescent Hospital.

Born on October 16, 1971, David Johnson had a brief career as an international cricketer for India, known for his fast bowling skills. He played in two Test matches in 1996, making his debut against Australia.

Despite facing challenges with consistency and injuries, Johnson continued to excel in domestic cricket for Karnataka, contributing significantly to his team’s bowling unit. Following his retirement, he dedicated himself to training and mentoring young cricketers.

Throughout his career, he played 39 First-Class matches, taking a total of 125 wickets.

Johnson’s sudden death has sent shockwaves through the cricket community, leaving many mourning the loss of a dedicated coach and former player.

Former India cricketers Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag and BCCI secretary Jay Shah offered their condolences following Johnson’s unfortunate passing.


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