Fans and fellow cricketers condoled with Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan on the demise of his mother on Thursday.
Rashid Khan mourned the loss of his mother on social media (Reuters Photo)
- Rashid Khan’s mother passed away due to prolonged illness on Thursday
- Cricketers condole with Rashid on the demise of his mother
- Rashid had lost his father to illness in January 2019
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan shared an emotional post on social media, mourning the death of his mother who passed away on Thursday due to prolonged illness.
“You were my home my mother I had no home but you. I can’t believe you are no more with me, you will be missed forever. Rest In Peace #MOTHER,” Rashid Khan said in a Twitter post.
You were my home my mother I had no home but you . i can’t believe you are no more with me you will missed forever . Rest In Peace #MOTHER
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) June 18, 2020
Rashid Khan had urged his fans and well-wishers to pray for his mother’s well-being as recently as June 12. “Ya Allah ! Give my mother a good health. Please remember her in your prayers,” the leg-spinner wrote on Twitter.
Several cricketers, including India wicketkeeper and Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Wriddhiman Saha, Pakistan fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz, sent condolence messages to the young leg-spinner.
“My condolences to you…May her soul rest in peace..stay strong,” Wriddhiman Saha wrote.
“Lots of prayers for the departed soul, I know it can’t compensate your loss but that’s what she needs the most now. May she rest in eternal peace, Ameen,” Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad wrote.
Notably, in January 2018, the 21-year-old spinner had lost his father. He was in Australia when the news of his father’s demise reached him but Rashid went on to continue playing the Big Bash League in honour of his late father.
Rashid Khan received thunderous applause from a 40-000 strong crowd in Adelaide and warm hugs from his Adelaide Strikers teammates after he struck inside the first 10 overs.
Rashid Khan, who has played 4 Tests, 71 ODIs and 48 T20Is, is one of the most sought-after bowlers in franchise-based T20 leagues across the world. The No. 1-ranked T20I bowler also lead Afghanistan in all 3 formats after their World Cup campaign before Ashgar Afghan took over in December.