Hailed as the “wall” of Pakistan U-19 cricket team by his captain, in a sad turn of events, Muhammad Ali Zaryab has committed suicide.
The star in making for the U-19 side apparently hanged himself to death for not being selected for Karachi U-19 team.
Zaryab previously played for the Karachi U-19 side, however, he was dropped this time for being over-age.
The cricketer’s father says that he was disappointed with the way coaches treated him and took this extreme step. One thing to be mentioned here is that Zaryab was the son of veteran Pakistani cricketer Amir Hanif.
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Amir Hanif says that his son was under severe stress and pressure from the management and coaches of the team. He said;
My son was disappointed with the attitude of coaches. We should take measures so others don’t suffer the same fate.
Ali Zaryab’s Career
Zaryab was born on December 17, 1998 in Lahore. He played his only first class match in 2017, however, he represented Pakistan U-19 several times.
He played under the captaincy of Haseeb Khan who was all-praise for his teammate.
Haseeb called Zaryab ‘the wall for Pakistan Under-19 cricket team’ after his half-century vs South Africa that guided Pakistan to victory in the recent U-19 world cup.
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Zaryab was a promising lower-order all-rounder with a sting for batting. The left-handed cricketer had 5 half centuries to his name in just 10 matches for the U-19 side. Here is how his career sums up.
Zaryab allegedly committed suicide earlier today by hanging himself with noose.
May the cricketer’s soul rest in peace.