Sidharth’s last rites were performed in Nangal, Punjab, on Friday. Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu shared his condolences via Twitter.
हिमाचल की विजय हजारे ट्रॉफी विजेता क्रिकेट टीम के सदस्य रहे और प्रदेश के स्टार तेज गेंदबाज सिद्धार्थ शर्मा के निधन की अति दुःखद खबर है।
मैं भगवान से प्रार्थना करता हूं कि वह दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें व
प्रियजनों को इस दारुण दुख सहने की शक्ति प्रदान करें । pic.twitter.com/31rwMswXQX
— Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (@SukhuSukhvinder) January 13, 2023
Sidharth, a resident of the Himachal town of Una, was part of the squad that had travelled to Vadodara to play a Ranji Trophy match against Baroda from January 3 to 6. He complained of breathing trouble during a practice session on December 31, and was hospitalised later that day.
“From January 3 to 6, we played against Baroda, but all of us focused on Siddharth’s health even during the match,” Dagar said. “We visited him regularly in hospital, but we had to leave him alone in Baroda and leave for the next match [against Odisha in Nadaun from January 10 to 13].
“His breathing problem continued to worsen, after which he was put on a ventilator.
“We are all deeply saddened by his death. Sidharth was an important part of our team, and connected well with everyone.”
Sidharth, who made his senior debut in a Ranji Trophy game against Bengal in November 2017, played six first-class matches, six List A games, and one T20 game.
He was part of the Himachal team that won the Vijay Hazare Trophy in the 2021-22 season, playing three of their matches including the final against Tamil Nadu, where he returned figures of 1 for 34 in his 10 overs.