Najeeb Tarakai, Afghanistan’s talented batsman succumbed to his injuries following a car accident few days ago, the Afghanistan Cricket Board confirmed.
Najeeb Tarakai was aggressive batsman by nature and was quite talented and above all very nice human being. He was 29 years old lost his life in a tragic car accident, everyone was shell shocked upon hearing this sad news. News was announced by Afghanistan Cricket Board said on Twitter.
Najeeb Tarakai had played in one T20I and 12 ODIs for Afghanistan, chiefly as an opening batsman. His T20I best of 90 came against Ireland in 2017.
According to the ICC website, Tarakai averaged a healthy 47.20 in first-class cricket, including a career-high 200 and had six centuries against his name. After being the top scorer for Speen Ghar Tigers in the Shpageeza Cricket League last year, he joined Mis Ainak Knights squad in their run to the finals last month.