first_imgRashid Khan to play vs Sydney Thunder in honour of late father, confirm Adelaide StrikersRashid Khan lost his father on Sunday and the Afghanistan spinner wrote a heart-wrenching post on social mediaadvertisement India Today Web Desk AdelaideDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: December 31, 2018 11:10 IST Rashid Khan decided to step out onto the cricket field to honour his late father (@StrikersBBL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAfghanistan spinner Rashid Khan’s father died on SundayRashid posted a heart-wrenching post on social mediaRashid’s family have asked that their privacy is respectedRashid Khan will play in the Big Bash League after his passed away on Sunday, the Afghanistan spinner’s team Adelaide Strikers said in a statement.”The Adelaide Strikers advise that Rashid Khan wants to play in tonight’s match against the Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval in honour of his late father,” the media release said.”Rashid’s father passed away last night and Rashid has decided that he will stay in Adelaide and play tonight (Monday).”The Strikers give their condolences and full support to Rashid and his family during this difficult time.”The family have asked that their privacy is respected.”Rashid poured his heart out in a moving post on social media on Saturday.”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 *prayer emoji*. I miss u,” Rashid posted on social media.Rashid has represented Afghanistan in one Test, 52 ODIs and 35 T20Is.Also Read | Proud parents: Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh blessed with a baby girlAlso Read | Watch: MS Dhoni and Ziva play in the sand. Sakshi captures adorable momentAlso Read | MS Dhoni is Bittu Bhaiya in advertisement with Hardik Pandya: Fans can’t keep calmFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Rashid KhanFollow Adelaide StrikersFollow Sydney ThunderFollow Big Bash LeagueFollow BBLlast_img

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