Pakistan cricket team has 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.
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.
If the team wins the World Cup, all the players will name the victory after my daughter, Asif Ali https://t.co/38pIFr7tbE
— irshad gul (@irshadgul099) November 3, 2021
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.
Before taking her to the US in his tweet he said: ‘My daughter is fighting stage IV cancer and we are taking her to the US for her treatment.’
Meanwhile, Asif Ali has been instrumental in Pakistan’s victory against New Zealand and Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup matches.
A tribute to our Hero Asif Ali. We love you.
— Khurram Shahid (@92Khurram) October 29, 2021
His powerful hitting and extreme confidence helped Pakistan cruise to the semifinals and register consecutive victories. Asif Ali has proved himself a brilliant addition to the Pakistan cricket team.
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