Leg-spinner Rashid Khan will play despite losing father

NEW DELHI: Adelaide Strikers spinner Rashid Khan will participate in his side’s Big Bash League clash against Sydney Thunder despite the demise of his father on Sunday (December 30).

Rashid Khan wants to play in tonight’s match against the Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval in honour of his late father. Rashid’s father passed away last night and Rashid has decided that he will stay in Adelaide and play tonight,” a statement from Adelaide Strikers said before the match.

“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,” the note added.

The leg-spinner on Saturday shared an emotional message in a moving post on social media saying he had lost the “most important” person in his life.

“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.

Adelaide Strikers will play against Sydney Thunder on Monday, December 31 at the Adelaide Oval.