New Delhi: Former Hyderabad captain M.V. Sridhar, who recently resigned as BCCI's general manager of cricket operations, passed away in Hyderabad on Monday morning.
Sridhar, 51, suffered a massive stroke at his home, and was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
Besides serving as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) General Manager from 2013, Sridhar had been involved in administration in various capacities for a number of years.
Sridhar played 97 first class matches for Hyderabad, where he scored 6,701 runs, with 21 centuries and 27 half tons from 1988-89 to 1999-00. He also played in 35 List A matches, and scored 930 runs at 29.06, with five half-centuries and a highest of 78 not out.
I am deeply distressed to hear of the passing of Doc MV Sridhar. Bade bhai, life mein to abhi bhot runan banaana that aapku.....-Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 30, 2017
Doc Sridhar was someone you could call anytime. I did. Courteous & firm. And a fine batsman. "Let's do it our Hyderabadi way" he would say-Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 30, 2017
Deeply saddened by the demise of Dr Sridhar! May your soul rest in peace. You will be missedpic.twitter.com/egmgtQTati-Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 30, 2017
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Doc MV Sridhar at the tender age of 51. A lovely human being. Thoughts with Doc’s family.- Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) October 30, 2017
He has the distinction of the third-highest individual score in the history of the Ranji Trophy, hitting 366 against Andhra in January 1994. That innings was part of a Hyderabad total of 944/6 declared, still the highest in Ranji history.
Shocked and saddened by the news of Dr. M V Sridhar passing away....cricket and world in general is poorer in his absence. R. I. P.Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 30, 2017
RIP Dr. Sridhar , my heartfelt condolences to his family.-Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 30, 2017
Scorecard of the 1994 Ranji Trophy match in which the late MV Sridhar scored 366 in a Hyderabad total of 944 for 6. https://t.co/joxZJJQ8Rs-Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) October 30, 2017
Only B.B. Nimbalkar, who hit 443 not out for Maharashtra against Kathiawar in 1948-49 and Sanjay Manjrekar, who made 377 for Bombay against Hyderabad in 1990-91, have had higher individual scores than Sridhar in the competition.
Extremely extremely sad at the passing of a great friend and colleague Dr MV Sridhar. May his soul rest in peace @BCCI- Rahul Johri (@RJohri) October 30, 2017
Expressing grief at his demise, BCCI acting treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry said: "Rest in peace Dr. Sridhar my friend. Gone too early. Tremendous service to cricket both as a player and an administrator."
Sridhar had been the tournament director when India hosted the World T20 in 2016, besides winning elections to the post of the secretary of the Hyderabad Cricket Association in July 2012.