Afghanistan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai dies following road accident : The Tribune India

Afghanistan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai dies following road accident

Tarakai made his international debut in the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh

Afghanistan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai dies following road accident

Najeeb Tarakai. Credits: Twitter/ACBofficials

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.

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

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