Heartbroken Rashid Khan pledges to keep his father alive in his ‘heartbeats’
Rashid is currently playing in the BBL.
Updated - Dec 30, 2018 5:53 pm
Afghanistan have grown leaps and bounds in their international cricketing journey and there has been a number of architects behind their fairytale run, one of them is leg-spinner, Rashid Khan. The Nangarhar-born spinner has been a revelation, especially in limited-overs cricket. However, the last few hours of his life haven’t been memorable by any stretch of the imagination.
The 20-year-old lost his beloved father and the spinner is expected to fly back home to perform the last rites. Mohammad Nabi, the experienced Afghan all-rounder made the news public through a tweet. Thereafter, condolences have been pouring in for the Young Turk on his massive loss. Recently, Rashid also sent in his heartwarming messages for his father.
The young tweaker was quoted as saying by his foundation in a tweet. The quotes read “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un Dad, your memories have become my heartbeats & will stay with me for the rest of my life. I became #RashidKhan because of your duas & you are no longer with me to share my achievements. I have so much left to say to you. I Miss You,”
Here is the tweet
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
Dad, your memories have become my heartbeats & will stay with me for the rest of my life. I became #RashidKhan because of your duas & you are no longer with me to share my achievements. I have so much left to say to you. I Miss You. 😥😥😥 pic.twitter.com/BLuIuz8Cgy
— Rashid Khan Foundation (@RashidKhanFund) December 30, 2018
Stint in BBL under doubt
Rashid is currently plying his trade for Adelaide Strikers in the eighth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia. He has played three contests thus far in which he has picked up five wickets. Moreover, he has been hard to get away as he has picked up wickets at an average of 8.20 and an economy of 3.41.
The Strikers roped in Rashid in the last season and his inclusion turned out to be a massive boost for the franchise. They went on to win the championship and Rashid was the tournament’s leading wicket-taker with 18 wickets. If he doesn’t play in the upcoming games, it would come as a huge blow for the Strikers.