Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali’s daughter dies after battling with cancer
Islamabad: Pakistan batsman Asif Ali has suffered the tragic loss of his daughter just days before the start of his country’s World Cup campaign.
He revealed in April that two-year-old Noor Fatima was battling against stage four cancer and had been receiving treatment in America, but has now passed away.
The cricketer took to Twitter to pay tribute to her, saying: ‘My daughter my angle (sic) returned to Allah last night. May Allah grant her jannat. Thanks everyone for you support, love, messages & prayers during this tough time.’
My daughter my angle returned to Allah last night.
May Allah grant her jannat.
Thanks everyone for you support, love, messages & prayers during this tough time.
— Asif Ali (@AasifAli2018) May 20, 2019
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.
Condolences poured in as soon the team media manager confirmed that Asif Ali’s daughter lost her battle with cancer.
My condolences and prayers go to Asif Ali & his family on the passing of his daughter from cancer. May Allah give them strength to bear such a precious loss.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 20, 2019
Asif Ali will return to Pakistan following the passing away of his daughter. The team management will give him as much time as he needs away from cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 20, 2019
Very sad to hear about the death of cricketer Asif Ali's daughters. I cannot imagine what he must be going through. Inna lillahi wa inna elaihi rajaoon.
Rest in Peace little angel.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 20, 2019
Prayers for Asif Ali and his family.. heartbreaking news.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) May 20, 2019