Pakistan batsman Asif Ali’s two-year-old daughter Noor Fatima, who was fighting stage four cancer, died at a hospital in the United States. Asif Ali is expected to leave the tour of England following the death of his daughter.
Earlier on Sunday, the 27-year-old Ali scored a 17-ball 22 during Pakistan’s 54-run defeat against England in the fifth and final ODI at Headingley in Leeds. With this win, England also clinched the series 4-0 after the opening match was washed out due to rain.
Ali featured in every game of the series, scoring two fifties with a career best of 52 in the third ODI at The Rose Bowl in Bristol.
Fraternity comes in support of 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 expressed their condolences for Asif Ali and his family via Twitter.
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) May 20, 2019
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) May 20, 2019
Really sad to know about the daughter of @AasifAli2018 .My prayers are with you and your family https://t.co/97d6P9fw6W 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 Ul Haq (@captainmisbahpk) May 20, 2019
May almighty ALLAH bless @AasifAli2018 daughter JANNAH 🤲🏼 Aameen , Stay strong إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) May 19, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family @AasifAli2018 😢😢😢🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Ashwell Prince (@ashyp_5) May 20, 2019
Extremely heart broken with the news of @AasifAli2018 daughter passing away my heart and duas goes out to the family may Allah pak grant them all with sabar. :(:(:
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) May 19, 2019
Such a sad news!!
Thoughts & Prayers for @AasifAli2018 & his family..
May Allah SWT give his family courage & strength to go through this unimaginable time of grief!🙁
— Syeda Nain Abidi (@SyedaNain18) May 20, 2019
Inna lillah hi wa inna eliehi rajioon very sad to hear about the death of @AasifAli2018 daughter may Allah bless her with jannah Ameen.
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) May 19, 2019
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ My heartfelt condolences are with @AasifAli2018 on loss of his beloved daughter May Allah Grant her highest place in Jannah & give strength to family to bear the loss Ameen
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) May 19, 2019
إنّا لِلّه واِنَّااِلیْهِ راجِعُوٌنٌ
.@AasifAli2018 daughter has passed away 😭 she was fighting against stage 4 cancer. Last few months have been very tough for the whole family.
May ALLAH give him and the rest of the family patience and strength to bear such a Huge loss. #RIP
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) May 19, 2019
Absolutely heartbroken to hear the news of the passing away of your little angel @AasifAli2018 May Allah grant you and your family lot of strength to bear this loss. She will be your source to jannah. It’s so so heard for a parent to go through such a trauma.
— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) May 19, 2019
Left with no words after learning about @AasifAli2018 little daughter.
Really heart breaking news it is💔
I am praying that your faith will help you through this very difficult time. I pray that you will find the strength to get you through your grief and sadness.Ameen
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) May 19, 2019
انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
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.
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) May 19, 2019
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.
"We belong to Allah and to Allah we shall return."
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your daughter @AasifAli2018, it’s the most difficult thing a parent can face. May Allah bless her soul and give you all sabr. Ameen
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) May 19, 2019