Shahzad had a great first-class record, picking up 388 wickets in 95 matches
Islamabad-based pacer Rana Shahzad Azam passed away earlier today at the age of 36 due to cardiac arrest.
Shahzad had a great first-class record, picking up 388 wickets in 95 matches. He also represented Pakistan A in 2015. He last played domestic cricket in 2018. He played a total of 182 domestic matches, picking up 496 wickets across formats.
Shahzad was last seen playing a match with the Marylebone Cricket Club that toured Pakistan in 2020. Playing for Northern Pakistan, he conceded 30 runs and took a wicket from his quota of four overs.
After listening the news, Pakistan cricket fraternity mourned his demise and expressed shock. Shan Masood, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Arafat, Shadab Khan and others took to Twitter to share their feelings on the cricketer's passing away.
Life is so unpredictable, please keep our dear friend Rana Shahzad Azam who passed away this morning and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Can’t believe you’re gone 😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/FksGYEO8fy— Shan Masood (@shani_official) September 30, 2022
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ— Faheem Ashraf رانا فہیم اشرف (@iFaheemAshraf) September 30, 2022
36 years old fast bowler from Islamabad passed away. اللّہ پاک بھائی کے درجات بلند کریں۔ pic.twitter.com/8U1VWgynP3
The PCB is saddened by the passing of Shahzad Azam Rana. He played a total of 182 domestic matches, picking up 496 wickets across formats. The PCB offers condolences to his family, friends and the entire cricket community. pic.twitter.com/xl1DAODjiK— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) September 30, 2022
Saddened to know about demise of rana shahzad azam, life is so un predictable. May Allah grant him jannah and give sabar to his family and friends ameen pic.twitter.com/llrOvlD2K5— Yasir Hameed (@Yasir_HameedQ) September 30, 2022
Shocked by the news of Rana Shahzad passing away. He was only 36. Prayers for him and his family. May Allah bless his soul and give strength to his family. pic.twitter.com/4tHC2oaNjP— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) September 30, 2022
💔shocking 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/YR1jedm5VH— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) September 30, 2022
Really sad news 😢💔, we lost Shehzad Azam a lovely soul and great human being, a hard working cricketer with ambition to play for pakistan. May Allah grant him highest place in Jannah 🤲 pic.twitter.com/eGpHbbFw4M— Yasir Arafat (@YasArafat12) September 30, 2022
Sad & shocked 💔 to know about demise of Shehzad Rana. He was very talented & hardworking fast bowler. May Allah bless him jannah 🤲🏼. Condolences to his family & friends. Life is very unpredictable pic.twitter.com/vqjkIEAdY7— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 30, 2022
Inna lillahi wa inna elahe raji un. Very sad . May ALLAH grant him Jannat. pic.twitter.com/jyWjJpIuIp— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 30, 2022
Cant believe you’re no more with us Rana! Will miss you dearly my brother. May Allah rest your soul in eternal peace and give patience to your family in this difficult time.— Umar Amin (@UmerAmin200) September 30, 2022
Inna lillahi wa inna elaihi rajioon pic.twitter.com/oyuUoWRBVd