Former Vidarbha cricketer from Nagpur Kunal Lonkar (33) passed away on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday after battling against COVID-19. Kunal, who tested positive on March 30, had an oxygen saturation (SpO2) of just 30 whereas the normal range lies between 95-99.
Unfortunately, he succumbed to the virus within 10 minutes of getting admitted to a private hospital.
Kunal, who was the captain of the Under-15 cricket team of Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), didn’t have any comorbidity.
His family members complained that they didn’t get any bed with ICU or ventilator for Kunal on Wednesday midnight. He was rushed to another private hospital where he died in a casualty ward.
Kunal was in home isolation before getting admitted and was admitted after he wasn’t able to breathe.
He also represented Vidarbha in the Under-17 category.
However, he reportedly lost focus and couldn’t perform well after his fathers death. Kunal was a student of citys St Xaviers High School, Hingna and Dhanwate National College (DNC).
A resident of Dabha, Kunal is survived by his wife and a five-year-old son.
Umesh Yadav teases teammate Shubham Gill with epic Tinder billboards in Nagpur
Indian cricketer Umesh Yadav had a ‘field day’ teasing his team member Shubham Gill after Tinder – a popular dating app – showed a photo of a girl with a placard on large billboards in Nagpur that read, “Shubman idhar toh dekh lo” (Shubman, have a look here).” Tinder was quick to capitalise on the joke and turn it into hoardings in Nagpur ahead of India first Test match vs Australia.
Taking to twitter, Yadav wrote, “Poora Nagpur bol raha hai, Shubman Gill ab toh dekh le.”
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) February 3, 2023
During India’s T20 match in Ahmedabad, a picture of a female fan holding a placard that read ‘Tinder, Shubman se match kara do” (Tinder, match me with Shubman)’ had gone viral.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) would host the opening Test of the four-game Border Gavaskar Trophy from February 9 to 13 at Jamtha in Nagpur.
PM Modi world’s most popular leader: Survey
A US-based firm Morning Consult released a list of world leaders trending on the basis of their approval ratings among 22 nations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the most popular leader in the world with an approval rating of over 75% thus leaving behind US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study
As per the recent survey of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, the entire month of January (all 31 days) in Nagpur this year saw tremendously high levels of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
The survey that released pictures of the same showed increased levels of SO2 and NO2 not just in Nagpur but in cities including Chandrapur, Gondia and Amravati. Environmental experts have said that the matter was worrying from the point of view of the health of the residents as the pollution index in Nagpur saw an increase in all the three months of winter.
Not just in January this year but 28 out of 30 days in November last year as well as 30 out of 31 days in December last year showed poor air quality. Environmental expert Professor Suresh Chopani said an action plan, to avoid respiratory issues, under National Clean Air Programme would be strictly implemented.