Afghanistan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai succumbed to injuries sustained in a road accident as he passed away, this morning, at the age of 29. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) tweeted on Tuesday about the loss. Tarakai was reportedly in coma after being involved in a fatal car accident.
The 29-year-old met with the accident in Jalalabad city earlier this week. He was reportedly hit by a car and then brought to a nearby hospital. Tarakai has represented Afghanistan in only one One-Day International (ODI) and 12 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). The opening batsman has scored 258 runs in the shortest format at an average over 21.
“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,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board tweeted.
Cricket fraternity react to the tragic news of Najeeb Tarakai’s death
Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Nabi, the governing council and cricket fans alike mourned the death of Najeeb Tarakai. He made his last appearance on the cricket field in the Shpageeza Premier League for Mis Ainak Knights. The opening batsman had made his debut in the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of Najeeb Tarakai, the Afghanistan top-order batsman, who lost his life from injuries he sustained in a tragic traffic accident.
I offer my condolences to his family & friends. May His soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/We85NiP3N5
— High Council for National Reconciliation (@SapedarPalace) October 6, 2020
Najeeb Tarakai was a wonderful cricket player and a great human. My deep Condolences goes to his family and friends. He will always be remembered. RIP pic.twitter.com/gLJ91wLV2W
— Ismatullah Mayar (@ismatullahmayar) October 6, 2020
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 friends. May his Soul Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/OwnQiRWrRV
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) October 6, 2020
RIP.😢😢Najeeb jana .. pic.twitter.com/RE2FYZ6m17
— Gulbadin Naib (@GbNaib) October 6, 2020
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/RBxOHcgoNM
— Mohammad Amirzoi (@MAmirzoi) October 6, 2020
Afghanistan batsman Najeeb Tarakai, who met with an accident last week, has passed away at 29. He played 13 internationals as a top-order batsman for Afghanistan#afgancricket #Najeebtarakai #NajeebullahTarakai
— R3 (@RiyasRasheedR3) October 6, 2020
— Subash thala Subash (@SubashthalaSub1) October 6, 2020
— Champok (@ChampokKhan) October 6, 2020
Najeeb Tarakai, Afghanistan’s cricketer who was injured in car accident, dies; We mourn demise.
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun pic.twitter.com/ZcItb7nNZP
— πohan πajib (@RohanRajib75) October 6, 2020
ACB have mourned the loss of a “very fine human being”.https://t.co/cIMI54iqAp
— ICC (@ICC) October 6, 2020
— Mirwais Ashraf (@MirwaisAshraf16) October 6, 2020