Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder players pay tribute to Rashid Khan's father

Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder players pay tribute to Rashid Khan’s father

Strikers played Thunder on the New Year's Eve and both the teams paid tribute to Rashid's late father.

Colin Ingram black armband
Colin Ingram of Strikers wearing a black armband. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Afghanistan star Rashid Khan suffered a huge tragedy on Sunday, losing his father Haji Khalil. He is currently in Australia playing the Big Bash League. It is his second appearance in the tournament for the Adelaide Strikers and thus far has been a premier contributor with both bat and ball. Soon after the news emerged, a heartbroken Rashid took to Twitter to state the news while penning down an emotional message.

He wrote that he lost the most important person in his life, he also shared his father’s thoughts as he had asked him to be strong. Rashid reckoned that he will need all the strength now to bear the huge loss he suffered. In his extremely emotional expression, the 20-year-old also mentioned that he will always miss him.

“Today I lost the most important person in my life, father-the everlasting. Now I know why you always asked me to be strong, because you knew that today I would need the strength to bear your loss.Will be always in my I miss you,” Rashid tweeted.

Rashid has tasted immense success in his short career so far. He keeps the batsmen under constant pressure by bowling quickly through the air while maintaining a stump-to-stump line.  Not surprisingly, the cricketing world has showered him with messages ever since the news of his father’s death broke out. And it took Rashid just a few hours to show why he has achieved so much in a short span of time.

Despite suffering such a personal tragedy, the hard-working leg-spinner decided to play for Adelaide Strikers in their contest against Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. The leg-spinner stated that he is playing the game just as a tribute to his father.

Strikers and Thunder pay tribute

Meanwhile, Rashid’s team the Strikers and the opposition Thunder also paid a tribute to the leg-spinner’s father. The players took to the field wearing black armbands in the ongoing game on New Year’s Eve.

Rashid himself will be desperate to make a mark in the game.

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