The cricket world is rallying around former Aussie spin bowler Fawad Ahmed after he made the devastating reveal his four-month-old son has died. Ahmed and his wife welcomed the birth of their second child back in June.
However, in a scary turn, Ahmed recently revealed his son remained in Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital to undergo tests to figure out why he was unwell. Ahmed recently revealed he and his wife were waking up every morning to travel into hospital to spend the day with their son with the uncertainty remaining.
And in heartbreaking news, Ahmed took to social media on Monday to reveal his son had died after four months. "Till we meet again my little angel," he wrote.
"Unfortunately after a long struggle my little man has lost the painful & tough fight, I believe you are in a better place, we will miss you so much. I hope no one ever goes through this pain, Request for Prayers."
انااللہ وانا الیہ راجعو ن
Till we meet again my little angel 💔,
Unfortunately after a long struggle my little man has lost the painful & tough fight, I believe you are in a better place,we will miss you so much💔,
I hope no one ever goes through this pain,
Request for Prayers 🤲🏽 pic.twitter.com/cpAn29Wvnf
— Fawad Ahmed (@bachaji23) October 23, 2023
Ahmed had only recently talked about the devastating ordeal with his son to Cricket.com.au as his family went through the struggle. "It's a tough time, to be honest," he told the publication. "We don't know what's going to happen. Neither do the doctors. It's pretty bad. You want to know. This is something that is aching the heart."
Cricket world rallies around Fawad Ahmed
The cricket world was quick to rally around the Aussie spinner after such a heartbreaking reveal. Former Australian cricket captain Tim Paine sent Ahmed a love heart emoji, while former fast-bowler Trent Copeland did the same.
— Tim Paine (@tdpaine36) October 23, 2023
— Trent Copeland (@copes9) October 23, 2023
Ahmed played three One Day Internationals for his nation having become an Australian citizen in 2013. He most recently played in the Big Bash League for the Melbourne Renegades and aims to continue his cricket career in Victoria.
Ahmed fled to Australia from Pakistan as an asylum seeker in 2010. The spin bowler was finally granted permanent residency in 2012 after Cricket Australia weighed-in on the situation. He was eligible to play for Australia for the first time until August 2013. Ahmed regularly bowled to the Australian team in the nets, which earned him high-praise.
He has played 166 T20 matches and 62 first class matches in Australia and is still playing at 41 years old.
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