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Not Shahid Afridi, pacer Junaid Khan loses his first child

India TV Sports Desk 29 Apr 2016, 17:23:47 PM IST
India TV Sports Desk

New Delhi: In a tragic incident, Pakistani pacer Junaid Khan lost his first child a few days ago. His wife is recovering and is still hospitalised. The reason of death of Junaid’s child is yet to be revealed. 

The 26-year-old cricketer took to Twitter to confirm the terrible news. He also stated about his wife’s condition being stable. 


Worst day in my life i have lost my first baby but with the grace of allah my wife health is good and she is doing better now. Thanks Allah

— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) April 28, 2016

In another Tweet, Junaid thanked everyone for praying for his wife’s health. 


Thank you each and everyone for praying for my wife, keep remembering me and my wife in your duas....

— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) April 28, 2016

Cricketers from all around wrote to Junaid Khan, expressing their solidarity and paid condolences. 


I'm sorry to hear that bro. Blessings be upon you and your wife.. https://t.co/WIxFz9j8BT

— Darren Sammy (@darrensammy88) April 28, 2016


So sad to hear abt the loss of ur child @JunaidkhanREAL. May ALLAH give u and ur family Sabar

— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) April 28, 2016


@JunaidkhanREAL sorry for your loss.May Allah give you both patience and strength to get through this tough time.Prayers for bhabhi's health

— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) April 28, 2016

Few days ago, rumours about death of Shahid Afridi’s younger daughter Asmara made rounds on social media. However, Asmara, who was admitted in a hospital to undergo a dental surgery, is recovering fast. 

Junaid Khan has represented Pakistan team in all three forms of cricket. He has picked up 71 wickets in 22 Test matches, whereas 78 wickets in 52 ODIs. In T20 cricket, Junaid has claimed 8 wickets in nine matches.