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Asif Ali voted ICC player of the month

Asif Ali scored 27 runs off 12 balls in the game against New Zealand with the help of three sixes. Meanwhile, in the match against Afghanistan, he hit four sixes helping the team to score 24 runs off 12 balls. As a result, he has been voted as the ICC player of the month for October.

Dubbed as the finisher, Pakistan’s Asif Ali has been voted as the ICC player of the month for October. Ali earned the title after his match-winning performances in the matches against New Zealand and Afghanistan.

Asif Ali scored 27 runs off 12 balls in the game against New Zealand with the help of three sixes. Meanwhile, in the match against Afghanistan, he hit four sixes helping the team to score 24 runs off 12 balls. He was declared the player of the match in the match against Afghanistan.

Asif Ali racked immense appreciation from the entire cricket fraternity for his unbelievably astounding performance. He proved his selection rights for the T20 World Cup squad and silenced his naysayers. The cricketer had a strike rate of 273.68.

ICC Voting Academy member Irfan Pathan said Asif Ali helped Pakistan win and enter into the semifinals. “Although he scored considerably less than other two nominated players, the contribution he made and the pressure situations from where he snatched the victories made all the difference,” added Pathan.

Read more: Pakistan team to dedicate T20 World Cup victory to Asif Ali’s daughter

Earlier, the Pakistan cricket team had pledged to dedicate the victory to the late daughter of Asif Ali if they win the T20 World Cup.

19-months old daughter of Asif Ali had lost her life to blood cancer back in 2019. She was diagnosed with fourth-stage cancer and could not survive. Asif Ali has revealed the team will dedicate the T20 World Cup victory to his daughter.

“If we manage to win the T20 World Cup, all players will dedicate it to my daughter,” Asif was quoted as saying.

Read more: Asif Ali posts hilarious video following stellar performance

His daughter, Noor Fatima, lost her life during the cancer treatment at a hospital in the US while he was on a month-long tour to England with Pakistan Cricket Team.

It was a huge blow to the cricketer that impacted his performance immensely in the past two years. It was during the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League that Asif Ali came to know about the illness of her daughter.