Najeeb Tarakai
Najeeb Tarakai

Afghanistan opener Najeeb Tarakai died at the age of 29 after facing a terrible road accident.

ACB Mourns for Najeeb Tarakai

Mourning to death Afghanistan cricket board made a tweet which reads as “ACB and Afghanistan Cricket Loving Nation mourns the heartbreaking & 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.”

Tarakai was severely injured in a car accident on October 2 and had subsequently undergone surgery. He was being treated in Nangarhar, the Afghanistan Cricket Board had tweeted on Saturday.

Tarakai last played competitive cricket in September this year as he featured in the Shpageeza Premier League.

Mohammad Nabi’s Tweet for Najeeb Tarakai’s death

Regarding this unexpected incident one of his teammate Mohammad Nabi greave for his death. “It’s very sad to learn Our Friend and Very Fine Cricketer Najeeb Tarakai lost his life to the injuries he was suffering from the recent accident. His loss kept us all stunned and speechless. My deepest condolences to his family and all his friends. May his Soul Rest in Peace.”

Najeeb Tarakai Carrier

He played 12 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and one One-day International (ODI) for Afghanistan. He had made his international debut at the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

Tarakai’s highest international score of 90 had come during the T20I series against Ireland in March 2017. He also played 24 first-class games, scoring 2030 runs at an average of 47.20.

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