Pakistani cricketer Asif Ali’s two year old daughter died in USA after losing a fight with cancer.
According to sources, Ali had learned about his daughter’s illness during the fourth season of the PSL, with Islamabad United coach Dean Jones, the former Australia batsman, breaking down in tears when talking about the child’s condition.
Ali tweeted on social media last month that his daughter was being taken to the US for treatment. He asked everyone to remember his daughter in their prayers.
My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her to US for her treatment. A big shout out to @usembislamabad and @USCGLahore for issuing the visa to us within an hour. Special thanks to Mike, Elizabeth, Tanveer & @TalhaAisham Bhai. Keep my princess in your Duas!
— Asif Ali (@AasifAli2018) April 22, 2019
A statement issued by Islamabad United, the team Asif plays for in the Pakistan Super League, late Sunday said: “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.
Other people reacted to the news and expressed their condolences to the cricketer and his family as well.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. Asif Ali's daughter has passed away.
Thoughts are prayers are with Asif Ali and his family. May Allah give them the strength to overcome this loss.
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) May 19, 2019
Request to all of you to pray for Asif Ali’s daughter. She is undergoing treatment in the US. Braveheart dispensing his national duty in England. I can empathise fully with Asif @MuhammadWasim77 @iRashidLatif. Salute to Asif. 🙏
— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) May 19, 2019
– Devastating news about Asif Ali’s little daughter. Heartfelt condolences.
— Asif Khan (@mak_asif) May 19, 2019
Devastated to hear about Asif Ali’s daughter. At such a young age, she has lost her battle with cancer. Can’t imagine what it’s like to lose such a young child. Praying for him and his family.
Ina lilahi waina ilayhi rajioon
— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) May 19, 2019
Ali was not included in Pakistan’s preliminary squad for the World Cup 2019 which will start soon, but that would not prevent him being selected in the final 15-man squad for the tournament.