The Afghanistan team, which was out of the T20 World Cup after losing by 8 wickets at the hands of New Zealand, was knocked out of the World Cup on Sunday. About a year ago, this team got another bad news last year. Around the same time in 2020, Afghanistan opener Najibullah Tarkai was killed in a car accident. The Afghanistan Cricket Board gave this information through its official Twitter account.

Tarkai had suffered a serious head injury after a car collision while crossing the road in Jalalabad city. After this he was taken to ICU and he was in coma.

Tarakai played his first match in March 2014. He played 12 T20 Internationals including one ODI for Afghanistan.

In T20 matches, he scored 258 runs with 4 half-centuries. Talking about first-class cricket, his average was 47 and he had scored 2030 runs. This included 6 centuries and 10 half-centuries.

It is worth noting that yesterday was also not a very good day for Afghanistan. New Zealand beat Afghanistan by eight wickets with 11 balls to spare on Sunday to advance to the semi-finals from Group 2 of the T20 World Cup while both India and Afghanistan crashed out of the semi-final race with New Zealand’s win.

Earlier, despite Najibullah Zadran’s scintillating knock of 73 runs off 48 balls, studded with six fours and three sixes, the Afghanistan T20 World Cup match against New Zealand in Group II remained a challenging score of 124 for eight in 20 overs on Sunday. Could make

Barring Zadran, no other Afghan batsman could stay on the wicket. Gulbadin Naib made 15 runs off 18 balls with the help of a four and captain Mohammad Nabi scored 14 runs in 20 balls without any boundary. Afghanistan’s team could not return to the match after losing their three wickets for just 19 runs.

Zadran added 37 runs for the fourth wicket with Naib and 59 runs for the fifth wicket with Nabi. Nabi’s wicket fell on the last ball of the 18th over. Afghanistan lost three wickets in a span of six runs, shattering their hopes of going on a good score. Rashid Khan got out on the last ball of the innings.

For New Zealand, left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult took three wickets for 17 runs and Tim Southee took two wickets for 24 runs.

Akash Gokhe

By Akash Gokhe

Akash is the Founder and Writer of the Sports Platform website. He conceived the idea of starting a Sports Platform website to channelize his love, passion, and emotions for the game of cricket and to connect other like-minded people on the platform.

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