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Indian cricket fan, 35, dies of heart attack after World Cup final defeat to Australia

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  • The software engineer had ‘chest pains’ before he collapsed after Aussies won
  • He was then taken to the hospital immediately where he was pronounced dead 
  • Millions watched as India suffered their first loss of the tournament in the final

A 35-year-old Indian cricket fan died of a heart attack after his country’s World Cup final defeat by Australia on Sunday.

Jyotish Kumar Yadav, a software engineer in Bengaluru, had come home for the Diwali holidays to watch the highly anticipated match with his friends and family on the TV.

However, after India were bowled out for 240 as they batted first, Mr Yadav’s friends said he became ‘tense and anxious’, the Times of India reports.

When India then took three quick Australian wickets as they bowled he was said to be ‘swaying with joy’.

However, as Australia began to get closer to their 240 target he complained of chest pain and collapsed shortly after India lost. 

India were unbeaten in their World Cup campaign before their defeat by Australia in the final

He was then immediately rushed to Sri Venkateswara Ramnarain Ruia government general hospital where doctors declared him dead

Tirupati Urban Development Authority (Tuda) chairman Mohith Redy visited his house in Durgasamudram village on Monday to offer his condolences. 

Jyotish Kumar Yadav, pictured, died of a heart attack after India lost the World Cup Final

Jyotish Kumar Yadav, pictured, died of a heart attack after India lost the World Cup Final

He also offered support to the family on behalf of the state government. 

Almost 100,000 cricket fans packed Narendra Modi Stadium for the final while millions watched on television, anticipating an Indian victory.

But after going through the tournament undefeated, India was beaten at the final hurdle.

Despite the loss, India were still heralded by local media and fans for their efforts. 

The Hindustan Times went with the headline ‘Champions, Nonetheless’ above a picture of a sea of Indian fans cheering on their side.

However, not every Indian took defeat as gracefully.  

Following the Aussie’s win, Indian trolls targeted the wife of cricket star Glenn Maxwell.

Vini Raman – who was born in India – revealed how some supporters took the loss too far with shocking abuse directed at her and Maxwell.

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