Ex-player and selector of Rajasthan Shamsher Singh has died of a heart attack.
Former Rajasthan fast bowler, selector and coach Shamsher Singh has died of a heart attack at the age of the 40.
Singh was a bowler and selector for Rajasthan throughout the last 20 years, as well as coaching the Rajasthan Royals during their IPL triumph in 2008.
The seamer made his debut for his side of two decades in the 1992/93 domestic season, although never playing regularly he still managed to take 60 wickets in 34 first-class matches.
The 40-year-old played his last four-day match for the team against Haryana in 2004, but carried on playing in List A matches until 2008.
It was as a coach and selector that Singh found more success however, as he was instrumental in the appointment of Meryck Pringle as Rajasthan’s bowling coach before the team went on to win the 2011/12 championship.
As manager of the Rajasthan Royals in the newly formed Indian Premier League in 2008, he also masterminded victory for his side – a feat which the Royals have failed to match since.