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Sports

Web Desk
March 16, 2019

Dean Jones breaks down in tears after hearing Asif Ali’s daughter's cancer diagnosis

Sports

Web Desk
Sat, Mar 16, 2019

KARACHI: Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones, while addressing a press conference  during the Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Eliminator match on Friday, was left in tears as he talked about   Islamabad United stalwart Asif Ali’s daughter recent cancer diagnosis. 

On Thursday, even after getting the news from hospital about his  daughter suffering from a form of cancer that's incurable, Asif Ali remained focus on the game, for which he received praises from cricket icons like Waqar Younis,  and other players, who appreciated him for his outstanding performance despite receiving a heart wrenching news all the way from the hospital.

Talking about the condition of Asif's daughter, Waqar Younis said 'what the cricketer has been going through for the last year hasn't been easy, coming out and playing tournament like this, it’s heartbreaking.'

On Thursday Asif, despite getting the news about his daughter’s condition,  took Islamabad united to victory in the first eliminator in Pakistan Super League  against Karachi Kings. 

Other players also shared their condolences including Shadab Khan who while dedicating Islamabad United’s victory on Thursday to Asif Ali’s daughter tweeted:

“This victory is dedicated to @AasifAli2018’s daughter, she isn’t well. Please pray for her. The entire team is united behind Asif bhai. May she get well soon. #UnitedWeWin”

Captain Muhammad Sami also  tweeted in this regard: 

“Thank you to all @IsbUnited fans for backing us. We are disappointed that we didn’t go all the way. A special mention for @AasifAli2018, who was our star despite his daughter being ill. May she get well soon.”

Coach Dean Jones also praised his team for its commendable performance  and offered condolences to not only Asif Ali’s daughter but to New Zealand’s massacre victims too. Jones tweeted:

“A huge Thank you to my wonderful squad at @IsbUnited .. not good enough today. but our hearts go out to @AasifAli2018