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Fan dies of heart attack in Kolkata after MSD gets run-out in WC Semis
Fan dies of heart attack

A cycle shop owner, 33-yr-old Srikanta Maity, dies of heart attack in his shop in Kolkata after MS Dhoni got run-out in World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Maity was watching the match on his phone. “We saw him lying unconscious…We took him to Khanakul hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival,” a sweet shop owner in the area said.

Ever since MS Dhoni started donning the national colors, his fandom has only increased. The veteran turned 38 yrs old & yet his fan-following hasn’t diminished by any means. Dhoni has had to face criticism, but the love & adoration for him have transcended them. However, there’s a dark side attached to the immense attachment & fondness for the players.

Quite often, pieces of news of deaths have emerged, related to affinity towards fans’ favourites. The 2019 World Cup semi-final match between India & New Zealand was also a witness to a similar incident, surrounding Dhoni. Srikanta Maity, a 33-year-old shop owner in Kolkata collapsed in his shop after Dhoni’s dismissal. He was taken to the hospital, but he couldn’t survive.

He was following the match at the Old Trafford, Manchester, on his mobile phone. “We rushed to his help on hearing a loud thud. We saw him lying unconscious on the floor. We took him to Khanakul Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival,” Sachin Ghosh, a sweet shop-owner in the area was quoted as saying in The Times of India (TOI).

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