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Monday, 15 July 2024 2.30 AM IST

Former India cricketer David Johnson dies after falling from building

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BENGALURU: Former India cricketer David Johnson died after falling from the balcony of his apartment in Bengaluru on Thursday. He was 52 years old. Johnson, who had played as Karnataka's opening pace bowler for a long time, played two test matches for India in 1996.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah on Thursday, expressed condolences on the demise of David Johnson.

"Deepest condolences to family and friends of our former Indian fast bowler David Johnson. His contributions to the game will always be remembered," Jay Shah wrote on X.

Johnson snapped 125 wickets with a strike of 47.4 and an average of 28.63 in 39 games during his first-class cricket career. He had played for Karnataka till the 2001-02 season. The former bowler bagged 41 wickets in 33 List A matches.

Johnson had been living with his wife and three children in Bengaluru. The former cricketer, who was hospitalised due to health issues last week, was discharged from the hospital three days ago. It is said that Johnson had some financial issues.

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