Pakistan batsman Asif Ali loses 2-year-old daughter to cancer

first_imgPakistan batsman Asif Ali loses 2-year-old daughter to cancerNoor Fatima, who was fighting a Stage IV cancer succumbed to the fatal disease, late on May 19 while father Asif Ali was on a long tour of England with the Pakistan teamadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 20, 2019 09:24 IST Asif Ali is expected to leave for Pakistan soon (AP)HIGHLIGHTSAsif Ali’s daughter Noor Fatima died fighting cancer in a hospital in USAsif is expected to leave the England tour to attend to his familyEarlier, England beat Pakistan in the 5th ODI to win the series 4-0Pakistan middle-order batsman Asif Ali was dealt a huge personal blow when his 2-year-old daughter died fighting against cancer yesterday in a hospital in USA. The child, Noor Fatima, was battling a stage 4 cancer. Following the terrible news, Ali is expected to take a leave from Pakistan’s ongoing tour of England.Islamabad United, Ali’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) team sent out a tweet on May 19 condoling the death: ‘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.’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.Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) May 19, 2019It was during the fourth season of the PSL that Ali had come to know about his daughter’s illness. He had also tweeted before taking Fatima to the US for treatment saying: ‘My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her to US for her treatment.’My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her to US for her treatment. A big shout out to @usembislamabad and @USCGLahore for issuing the visa to us within an hour. Special thanks to Mike, Elizabeth, Tanveer & @TalhaAisham Bhai. Keep my princess in your Duas!advertisementAsif Ali (@AasifAli2018) April 22, 2019Earlier on Sunday, England beat Pakistan by 54 runs in Leeds to seal the 5-match series 4-0.England managed to box out Pakistan with their batting might throughout the series. England had chased down 340-plus totals in the 3rd and 4th ODIs earlier this week with relative ease after they defended a 374-run target in the 2nd ODI on May 11.Jason Roy, who had hit a series-sealing ton in the 4th ODI, top-scored for England in the series with 277 runs from 3 matches.Also Read | England set new ODI record, thrash Pakistan 4-0 ahead of World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: No rest days for Hardik Pandya as India all-rounder sweats it out at the gymFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Asif AliFollow England vs Pakistanlast_img read more