Najeeb Tarakai, 29 year’s old Afghanistan batsman died after succumbing to severe injuries sustained in a road accident. “ACB and Afghanistan Cricket Loving Nation mourns the heartbreaking & 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,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) tweeted on Tuesday.
Tarakai was severely injured in a car accident which took place on October 2 & he had undergone a surgery. He was being treated in Nangarhar, the ACB had tweeted on Saturday. Tarakai played competitive cricket in September this year as he got featured in the Shpageeza Premier League.
Tarkai has played 12 T20Is & 1 ODIs for his national team Afghanistan. He had made his International debut at the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. Tarakai made his highest International score of 90 had come during T20I series against Ireland in March 2017. He also played 24 first class games scoring 2030 runs at an average of 47.20.