Rashid Khan laments deceased father’s absence during his journey towards the World Cup
Rashid Khan who recently lost his father took to Twitter to mourn his loss.
Updated - Jan 4, 2019 9:05 pm
Afghanistan’s prodigy, Rashid Khan lost his father a day before the New Year’s Eve of 2019. Khan was in Australia actively playing for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League when he got the news. He voiced his grief stating how much he’s going to miss his father who incessantly supported his family at every step. It’s been a week since his father’s demise, and the 20-year-old took to Twitter again to express his immense pain, today.
On December 31, Rashid Khan announced his father’s death on Twitter, saying, “Today I lost the most important person in my life,father-the everlasting candle.Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Now I know why u always asked me to be strong, bcz u knew that today I would need the strength to bear your loss. Will be always in my. I miss u #plztalktomeOnce”.
He said that he was keen on flying back to his home during this sensitive phase. But his family insisted that he stayed back and continued playing. Khan also appreciated his Afghan teammate Mohammad Nabi’s support, who’s there with him in Australia playing in the BBL. The Adelaide Strikers were scheduled to play their next game on December 31 and despite his father’s death, Rashid Khan decided to stay back.
As a tribute to his father, he performed well in the match against Sydney Thunder. Rashid produced a match-turning spell for the Strikers, dismissing Thunder-duo Jason Sangha and Daniel Sams to finish with 2-34 in his side’s 20-run victory. He also produced a 21-run cameo wherein he emulated MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot successfully.
Here’s Rashid Khan’s most recent Tweet:
I lost my father at a very critical time. I always wanted him to see me play @cricketworldcup. He is not with me however the love & support of my family, friends & fans was tremendous.Many thanks for all supporting messages & calls. Plz keep my father in your 🤲🏼#IMISSYOuDAD 😢
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) January 4, 2019
The words came out with utmost authenticity as it’s every child’s dream to make their parents proud. Featuring in the Cricket World Cup is every player’s dream. And it would’ve been the very first time for the Afghan prodigy, but sadly his father wouldn’t be there to witness it. He has called out to his well-wishers to keep his father in their “dua”.