Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif took to Twitter to ask for prayers for recently deceased first-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh who passed away at the age of 51.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ ہمارے قریبی ساتھی کرکٹر ریاض شیخ خالق حقیقی سے جا ملے ۔ اللہ تعالی ان کے درجات بلند فرمائے اور آپ لوگوں سے درخواست ہے کہ انکی مغفرت کے لیئے دعا کریں آمین ۔ pic.twitter.com/xjsVFjX3zh— Rashid Latif 🇵🇰 (@iRashidLatif68) June 2, 2020
Sheikh was born on December 24, 1968 and represented his native Karachi alongside the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation.
He played 68 games (43 first-class and 25 list A) and scored 2,004 runs (1,803 first-class and 201 list A) during his career.
The leg-spinner also had 146 wickets (116 first-class and 30 list A) to his name.