They plan, and Allah plans. Surely, Allah is the best of planners. (Al-Anfal, 8:30)
Yesterday has been nothing short of eventful but I was really glad I followed my instincts and insisted to catch Azmir Zed game live in Ipoh.
Right before the game started, while we were sitting at the spectator stands, I told my Mom that I felt very nauseous and that I think it’s either because I felt anxious before the games (macamlah kita yang main haha) or it was the coffee I drank in the car earlier. Little that I know, something major is gonna happen. Then the game started. Saw Azmir at his usual winger position, really near where I was sitting. It all happened so fast, in fact only 7 minutes into the game; one second I saw him in the ruck, the next second I saw him tackling this big UAE forward, and then suddenly my biggest fear happened – Azmir collapsed on the field, right in front of my eyes. Then the medics came into the field with the stretcher and all and I didn’t wait any longer, I straightaway ran towards the field but was directed to go to the Malaysia tent. .
While at the tent, Azmir was conscious but he seems disoriented, probably still trying to make sense of what just happened. I’m just glad that he recognized me and is aware of his surroundings. We were brought to Ipoh Hospital via ambulance.
This wasn’t my first time being in an ambulance with Azmir and seeing him experiencing a concussion on field because of rugby but it never gets easier. When he was knocked unconscious, all I can think of was to pray to God for his safety. Only God knows how I felt at that moment. .
Alhamdulillah, Azmir is now okay and back on his feet. To me, that is all that matter.
To my husband Azmir, I know you have given it your all during training and have work hard to be a part of the national team. But I guess God have bigger plans for you and there must be a reason why he is testing you today. Regardless of the outcome, the kids and I are already so proud of your achievement thus far. We will continue to be your No 1 Fan and will always be there for you, for your dreams and goals are ours too. InsyaAllah we will see you this weekend.
#arc2017 #ragbipadu #🏉