Deval Sahay, a mentor of former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, died on Tuesday morning. Deval Sahai, 73, breathed his last at Medica Hospital. He was ill for the last three months after which he was undergoing treatment at Medica.
Deval Sahay was also the Vice President of JSCA
Deval Sahay was also the vice-president of the Jharkhand State Cricket Association. In 1997–98, Dewal Sahai hired Mahendra Singh Dhoni on a stipend as the director of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL). Deol Sahay is also mentioned in MS Dhoni’s biopic. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played an important role in reaching such a height in the cricket world.
Dozens of Ranchi cricketers given position as administrator to place the careers of players dozens of Ranchi is key Deval Sahay. Under his direction, dozens of cricketers represented the country and the state. These include dozens of cricketers including Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Pradeep Khanna, Adil Hussain, Anwar Mustafa, Dhananjay Singh, Subrata Da, Sanjeev Sinha, Rajiv Kumar Raja, Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Open job opportunities for players
Deval Sahay served in preferred positions in MECON, CMPDI and CCL. During his tenure, he opened the door for direct recruitment of players in all three organizations. Cricketers got more benefit from this but players of other sports were also appointed.
Deval Sahay had trouble breathing
Sahai is left behind by his wife, a daughter and a son. Sahai, whose first name was Devabrata, but people called him Deval. He was hospitalized due to shortness of breath. He was discharged from the hospital on 9 October.
Sahay’s son Abhinav Akash told the news agency, “After spending about 10 days at home, he was again admitted to a hospital where his condition deteriorated continuously.” He died in Ranchi in the early hours of Tuesday.