Pakistan Cricketer Asif Ali's Daughter Dies After Cancer Treatment
Muhammad Rameez 30 days ago Mon 20th May 2019 | 08:30 AM
Leeds, United Kingdom, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - APP - 20th May, 2019 ) :Pakistan batsman Asif Ali is expected to leave the tour of England following the death of his daughter, who had been having treatment for cancer in the United States.
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." Earlier on Sunday, the 27-year-old Ali made 22 during Pakistan's 54-run defeat by England in the fifth and final one-day international at Headingley -- a loss that saw England take the series 4-0 after the opening match was washed out.
The hard-hitting Ali has scored 342 runs in 16 ODIs at an average of 31.09.
He had also requested his fans to pray for his daughter.
Ali had learnt 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.