Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death has shocked fans, fellow celebrities and sports stars alike. The cricket fraternity in India is mourning the death of the young star as one of their own.
His portrayal of one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni, was one of his finest performance in a short but successful career. Sushant copied Dhoni , his mannerisms and cricketing style so well that everyone who watched the movie, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story felt like the reel and real Dhoni were the same.
Dhoni’s manager and producer of the movie Arun Pandey said that Dhoni was shocked and speechless to hear the tragic news. "Return if possible," read Pandey's tweet.
Former Indian wicketkeeper Kiran More, who trained Sushant for the role of Dhoni, tweeted that it will be hard for him to recover from this shock.
Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings teammate Suresh Raina recalled meeting the young actor several times when he was preparing for Dhoni's biopic.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli, expressing his anguish, said it was difficult to process the untimely death of the young actor.
Rohit Sharma tweeted a picture of Sushant in the Indian blue jersey and said he can't come to terms with the loss.
34-year-old Sushant Singh Rajput, was found dead in his Mumbai home on Sunday, June 14, with the Mumbai Police saying that the actor appeared to have died by suicide. The police also said that they did not find any suicide note. His funeral will be held on Monday, once his family arrives in Mumbai from Patna.