Kabul, October 6
Afghanistan top-order batsman Najeeb Tarakai has died from injuries following a road accident last week, the country’s cricket board said on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old was critically injured in the accident on Friday, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said without sharing details.
“ACB … mourns the heartbreaking & grievous loss of its aggressive opening batsman & a very fine human being…” the board tweeted.
ACB and Afghanistan Cricket Loving Nation mourns the heart breaking & grievous loss of its aggressive opening batsman & a very fine human being Najeeb Tarakai (29) who lost his life to tragic traffic accident leaving us all shocked!
May Allah Shower His Mercy on him pic.twitter.com/Ne1EWtymnO
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) October 6, 2020
Tarakai made his international debut in the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh and played his only one-day international against Ireland in 2017.
Tarakai scored 32 in his last outing for Mis Ainak Knights in the Shpageeza Cricket League last month. Reuters