Najeeb Tarakai, Afghan cricketer who has died at the age of 29 due to car accident.
In a tweet released by the Afghanistan Cricket Board, it said, “ACB and Afghanistan Cricket Loving Nation mourns the heartbreaking and grievous loss of its aggressive opening batsman & a very fine human being Najeeb Tarakai (29) who lost his life to a tragic traffic accident leaving us all shocked.”
Ibrahim Momand tweeted from his handle that there has been no improvement in his condition. It’s has been 22 hours now since deadly accident but national cricketer @Najibtaraki78 is unmoved & still in coma despite head injury.
He reported hit by a car in Jalalabad city. Fans countries hospitals.
An hour later, the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s official Twitter handle also confirmed the news and said that they are in constant touch with the authorities. “National player Najeeb Tarakai was severely injured in a car accident yesterday and is in critical condition even after an operation last night. ACB has so far taken all necessary steps to facilitate his recovery in Nangarhar where he is under treatment currently. Afghanistan Cricket Board is also in regular contact with relevant authorities to assess his health condition and shift him to Kabul or outside Afghanistan as soon as possible whenever allowed by health officials. ACB staff and leadership pray for his speedy recovery and wish him good health,” Afghanistan Cricket Board tweeted.
Najeeb Tarakai made his international debut for Afghanistan in 2014 against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. In 12 Twenty20 Internationals, his highest score has been 90 which he made against Ireland at Greater Noida in 2017. However, that is his only prominent knock and after playing one ODI against Ireland in 2017, he has not featured in any tournament.
(input from DNA)