Gone too soon: Kings XI Virar Team Captain Siddhesh Pai passes away in a Road Accident
Siddhesh Pai – The Captain and Owner of one of the most famous cricket teams of Virar –Kings XI passed away a few days ago in a bike accident while returning from a trip with friends on south bound lane of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Higwhay in Virar.
Known for his helping nature, Siddhesh was one of the generous cricketers in Mumbai known to help many aspiring cricketers. Siddhesh’s cricket team Kings XI was considered to be one of the most formidable cricket teams in Vasai-Virar region.
Siddhesh led the team from the front participating in multiple tournaments and winning many trophies and competitions since its inception in 2015. Siddhesh was an aggressive top order batting all-rounder himself and often provided many match winning performances. If his statistics are anything to go by, he was one dangerous customer with the bat while often chipped in with crucial bowling spells.
His peers shared with Cricketgraph “Siddhesh was a very good human being, he started playing cricket from a very young age, he has supported many players. Even the team which he made, he brought players from different corners of Mumbai and gave many players opportunity to showcase their talents. Siddesh also spotted many tennis players and gave them an opportunity to play leather ball cricket.
Many players are today even playing club level cricket in Mumbai with the help and support provided by Siddhesh. Siddhesh often helped needy cricketers in their practice and training and we have certainly lost a very good friend of ours and more importantly a very good cricketer who had the vision to change landscape of cricket in Vasai-Virar region”