‘Your mother will always be watching over you’: Sachin Tendulkar condoles with Rashid Khan

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Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to condole with Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan over the demise of his mother on Thursday evening.

Rashid earlier took to Twitter to mourn the death of his mother who passed away due to prolonged illness. Paying a heartfelt tribute, Rashid wrote: “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.”

“The pain of losing someone who loved us selflessly is always impossible to comprehend. Your mother will always be watching over you Rashid. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May her soul Rest in Peace,” tweeted Tendulkar.

Several other members of the cricket fraternity, his IPL franchise and experts, have come together to comfort the 21-year-old leg-spinner.

“Our condolences to @rashidkhan_19 & his family during this tough time. Stay strong, Rashid! May her soul rest in peace Folded hands,” Sunrisers Hyderabad wrote.

Rashid’s former SRH teammate Yusuf Pathan said: “My thoughts and prayers are with you @rashidkhan_19 at this tough time of your life. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May her soul rest in peace.”

Rashid had lost his father in December 2018 when he was plying his trade for Adelaide Strikers at the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia. The top-ranked T20I bowler continued to play in the BBL|08 in honour of his late father.

“My family has really supported me… Especially my mum, my brothers, my nephews. They were encouraging me a lot from back home,” Rashid had said during an interview.

“They were calling me again and again. They were like, ‘you have to be there, you have to play for us, you have to play for your Dad. We can see you’re sad, you’re alone there, you’re (a long way) from home’.

“That’s how their motivation helped to stay here and play for the Strikers.”

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