Afghan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai passes away after road accident

The 29-year-old played 13 matches for Afghanistan
Oct 06, 2020
Photo Courtesy: ACBofficials/Twitter
Photo Courtesy: ACBofficials/Twitter

Afghanistan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai passed away on Tuesday after being injured in a road accident.

The batsman was hit by a moving car while crossing a road in the eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, according to Cricbuzz.

The 29-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he underwent a surgery. He succumbed to his injuries earlier today.

The ACB has expressed its grief and extended their condolences.

He played 13 fixtures for Afghanistan and scored 263 runs with a half-century to his name.

The batsman was a consistent performer in first-class cricket as he scored 2030 runs in 24 matches at an average of 47.20 with six centuries and 10 half-centuries to his name.



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