Afghan batter Najeeb Tarakai dies after a traffic accident


Najeeb Tarakai played 12 T20Is and one ODI for Afghanistan.© Twitter

Najeeb Tarakai, the Afghan right-handed batsman, has died at the age of 29 after succumbing to injuries sustained in a traffic accident. “ACB and Afghanistan Cricket Loving Nation mourn the heartbreaking and painful loss of its aggressive lead-off hitter and very fine human being Najeeb Tarakai (29) who lost his life in a tragic traffic accident and left us all shocked,” said the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) . tweeted on Tuesday.

Tarakai was seriously injured in a car accident on October 2 and had subsequently undergone surgery. He was being treated in Nangarhar, the Afghanistan Cricket Board had tweeted on Saturday.

Tarakai last played competitive cricket in September of this year when he played in the Shpageeza Premier League.


He has played 12 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and one One-day International (ODI) for Afghanistan. He had made his international debut at the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

Tarakai’s highest international score of 90 was achieved in the T20I series against Ireland in March 2017. He also played 24 first-class matches, scoring 2,030 points with an average of 47.20.

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