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Mumbai A team cricketer misses father’s funeral to take England wickets

A Mumbai cricketer chose to miss his father’s funeral to represent his region’s A team in a match against England.

Cricketer Javed Khan’s father had died while undergoing open-heart surgery, but Khan decided to play on, knowing that his father “wanted to see him bowl against England.”

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Coach Raju Pathak told the Indian Express newspaper: “He was crying the whole night and was in a state of shock. But this match against England was a big opportunity for him.

“His father was keen to see him bowl against England. So he did what his father would have wanted him to do,” he added.

The 22-year-old was once a promising cricketer, playing in two Ranji Trophy matches for Mumbai in 2010 before disappearing from play.

The match finished in a draw.

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