Cricket Fraternity Mourns Demise Of Afghanistan Cricketer Najeeb Tarakai
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Cricket Fraternity Mourns Demise Of Afghanistan Cricketer Najeeb Tarakai

Najeeb Tarakai (Courtesy: Twitter)
Najeeb Tarakai (Courtesy: Twitter)

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.