33-year-old cycle shop owner Srikanta Maity fell unconscious to his death here while watching MS Dhoni loose his wicket. He was rushwed to a hospital but was declared brought dead by the doctors.

“We rushed to his help on hearing a loud thud. We saw him lying unconscious on the floor. We took him to Khanakul Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival,” said Sachin Ghosh, a sweet shopowner in the area.

In a similar incident a 49-year-old man from Bihar’s Kishanganj died of a heart attack while watching India vs New Zealand semifinal on Wednesday.

The man identified as Ashok Paswan is reported to have suffered a stroke when MS Dhoni was run out of a stunning direct hit from Martin Guptill in the 49th over.

Paswan was soon rushed to a nearby hospital by his family, where he breathed his last before he could be medically administered.

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