Afghanistan Spinner Rashid Khan's Father Dies

Updated: 30 December 2018 21:49 IST

Rashid Khan took to Twitter to announce about his father's death.

Afghanistan Spinner Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan, premier Afghanistan spinner's father died on Sunday. © AFP

Rashid Khan, premier Afghanistan spinner's father died on Sunday. The 20-year-old Rashid took to Twitter to inform about the same. He tweeted, "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." Following the news, Rashid received condolence messages from the cricket fraternity with his national teammate Mohammad Nabi saying, "I would like to express my deep condolences to Rashid Khan and his family."

Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones also extended his condolence to Rashid and said, "@rashidkhan_19 I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Dad.... safe travels ... stay strong my friend. Condolences to the family."

Team India cricketer Yusuf Pathan, the official Twitter handle of Sussex cricket were among the others who extended their condolences.

Rashid, who has proved his mettle in international cricket as a spinner, has played a single Test, 52 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 35 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for his national team.

Earlier on Saturday, Ruth Strauss, whose cancer diagnosis prompted her husband Andrew Strauss to step down from his role as England's director of cricket, died, her family announced in a statement on Saturday.

The statement said Ruth had died aged 46 of the rare form of lung cancer she suffered from in her home country of Australia.

(With AFP inputs)

 

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Highlights
  • Rashid Khan took to Twitter to announce about his father's death
  • Rashid Khan, premier Afghanistan spinner's father died on Sunday
  • Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones also extended his condolence
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