Pakistani cricketer Asif Ali's daughter passes away: Details here
Pakistani cricketer Asif Ali lost his two-year-old daughter in a battle with cancer. The child was fighting stage IV cancer. She was undergoing treatment at a hospital in the United States. Ali, who was seen in the ODI series versus England recently, is set to return back to Pakistan following the tragic loss. Here are the details.
Ali's daughter Noor Fatima was fighting stage IV cancer. She was taken to the US ahead of the series against England. "My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her to US for her treatment," Ali had tweeted before the series started. He had also thanked the US authorities for issuing a visa to his daughter on a short notice.
ISLU family pays its deepest condolences to @AasifAli2018 on the tragic loss of his daughter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Asif his family. Asif is a great example of strength courage. He is an inspiration to us.— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) May 19, 2019
Ali played in all the four ODIs against England after the first game was washed out. He amassed scores of 51, 52, 17 and 22. The 27-year-old wasn't named in Pakistan's 15-man provisional squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. Although, he can be included within May 23. It remains to be seen what the Pakistan Cricket Board decides given the circumstances.
The talented cricketer has so far played 16 ODIs for Pakistan. He has amassed 342 runs at an average of 31.09. Post his daughter's death, both fans and cricketers offered condolences. One hopes that Asif gets the strength to cope with this loss.
انا لله وانا اليه راجعون— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) May 19, 2019
Allah @AasifAli2018 bhai ki beti ko jaanat naseeb farmaye aur un ki family ko sabr de. Asif bhai jesa saabir insaan maine nahi dekha. Asif bhai is mushkil waqt mai hum sub aap ke saath hein.