Pakistan batsman Asif Ali's two-year-old daughter Noor Fatima, who was fighting stage IV cancer, died at a hospital in the United States. Asif Ali is likely to return back home from England after the tragic death of his daughter.
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."
According to the report, Asif's daughter was battling a stage IV cancer and the cricketer had earlier tweeted out to his fans urging for prayers for her. He was in the playing XI for Pakistan in their final 5th ODI of the ongoing series against England on Sunday and scored 22 runs off 17 balls as his side lost the game by 54 runs.
Ali played all four games against England after the first ODI was washed away due to rain. He scored 142 runs in four innings at an average of 35.50. However, he couldn't help his team escape humiliation of suffering a clean sweep. Pakistan lost all four games against the hosts losing the series 4-0.