Cricketing fraternity pour heartfelt condolences to Asif Ali's daughter

Cricketing fraternity pour heartfelt condolences to Asif Ali’s daughter

She was in the United States for treatment and was battling stage 4 cancer.

Asif Ali
Asif Ali. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan batsman Asif Ali was fighting it out in the middle for his team as they were chasing a mammoth total of 352 runs. But somewhere inside him, the cricketer was worrying for his two-year-old daughter who was battling cancer. He scored 22 runs off 17 deliveries and soon Pakistan crumbled to a 54-run loss. However, an even more heartbreaking news stunned the cricketing fraternity soon.

Asif Ali’s daughter who was being treated in the United States of America (USA) lost her battle with cancer and passed away late on Sunday night. Asif played all the matches of the five-match series with a braveheart and is most likely to make it to the World Cup squad as well. But he must have left heartbroken with the shattering news.

Even during the Pakistan Super League (PSL), while playing for Islamabad United, had broken down once while stating the condition of his daughter. He kept on playing even then hoping for better days to come.

Fraternity voices out support to Asif and his family

The cricketing fraternity was soon behind Asif Ali after the news broke out. While he is now expected to be with his family and is known to have left England as well, Twitterverse has shown support to the cricketer in these tough times. The likes of Dean Jones, Michael Clarke, Misbah Ul Haq, Mohammad Hafeez and many current and former cricketers have tweeted and expressed their condolences for Asif Ali and his family.

“Really sad to know about the daughter of @AasifAli2018. My prayers are with you and your family brother. You fought bravely in such tough circumstances and tried your best to save her but Allah knows better. May Allah help u in this toughest moment of sorrow,” Misbah’s tweet read. On the other hand, Dean Jones, Asif’s Islamabad United coach advised the cricketer to stay strong and also showed his support.

Here are some of the tweets: