भारत के पूर्व तेज गेंदबाज डेविड जॉनसन का 52 साल की उम्र में बेंगलुरु में निधन हो गया।

भारत के पूर्व तेज गेंदबाज डेविड जॉनसन का 52 साल की उम्र में बेंगलुरु में निधन हो गया।

David Johnson, former India pacer, dies at 52 in Bengaluru.

Former Indian pacer David Johnson, aged 52, tragically passed away after falling from his fourth-floor apartment balcony in Bengaluru.

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David Johnson, former India pacer, dies at 52 in Bengaluru.

Former Indian pacer David Johnson tragically passed away after falling from the balcony of his fourth-floor apartment in Bengaluru, a Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) official told PTI on Thursday. Johnson, who was 52, is survived by his wife and two children. He had been running a cricket academy near his home but had reportedly been in poor health recently. His sudden death has shocked the cricket community, leaving many mourning the loss of a dedicated coach and former player. "We were informed that he had fallen from the fourth floor of his apartment building. He was taken to a hospital, but the doctors declared him brought dead," the KSCA official told PTI.

Former India Test captain and bowling legend Anil Kumble also shared the news of Johnson's passing, expressing his condolences to the family on his official X account.

"Saddened to hear the passing of my cricketing colleague David Johnson. Heartfelt condolences to his family. Gone too soon, 'Benny'!" wrote Kumble. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah also paid tribute, saying, "Deepest condolences to the family and friends of our former Indian fast bowler David Johnson. His contributions to the game will always be remembered."

Who was David Johnson?
Known for his pace, Johnson earned a spot on the Indian cricket team following impressive performances for Karnataka in the domestic circuit. A highlight of his domestic career was the 1995-96 Ranji Trophy season, where he recorded remarkable figures of 10 for 152 against Kerala. Johnson made his Test debut against Australia in Delhi in 1996. With Javagal Srinath sidelined due to injury, Johnson formed a bowling partnership with his Karnataka teammate, Venkatesh Prasad. Despite a promising start, he struggled with control and consistency.

His international career included a tour of South Africa, where he played in the first Test. In total, he made two Test appearances for the national team, claiming three wickets. His first-class career spanned 39 matches, where he took 125 wickets. He also represented Karnataka in 33 List A games, securing 41 dismissals.

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