By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) players on Thursday wore black armbands in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Dubai International Stadium.
SRH players wore the black armbands in memory of Najeeb Tarakai, the Afghanistan top-order right-handed batsman, who passed away at the age of 29 after succumbing to injuries sustained in a road accident.
Tarakai was severely injured in a car accident on October 2 and he had subsequently undergone surgery. He was being treated in Nangarhar, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) had tweeted on Saturday.
Tarakai last played competitive cricket in September this year as he played in the Shpageeza Premier League.
He played 12 T20Is and one ODI for Afghanistan. He had made his international debut at the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Tarakai’s highest international score of 90 had come during the T20I series against Ireland in March 2017. He also played 24 first-class games, scoring 2030 runs at an average of 47.20.