Afghanistan top order batsman dies of car accident

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Afghanistan top order batsman dies of car accident

KABUL: Afghanistan’s top-order batsman, Najeeb Tarakai, succumbed to his injuries following a car accident last week, the country’s cricket board confirmed on Tuesday.

“ACB and Afghanistan cricket loving nation mourns the heart breaking 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,” Afghanistan Cricket Board said on Twitter.

The 29-year old cricketer had played in one T20I and 12 ODIs for Afghanistan, primarily as an opening batsman. His T20I best of 90 came against Ireland in 2017.