Displaying true sportsman spirit and the commitment to his team, we’ve seen the Islamabad United batsman Asif Ali pull his team out from crunch situations and winning them off against a number of opponents in PSL 4. Despite the fact that Ali’s daughter is in a critical condition and being treated for cancer, the batsman stays focused and plays with all his might.
Following Islamabad’s defeat in the second eliminator match, head coach, Dean Jones, was seen in tears praising Asif Ali’s dedication despite his daughter’s pain.
Dean Jones in tears at today's press conference when speaking about Asif Ali's daughter pic.twitter.com/UMDWytP0Vu
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) March 15, 2019
Not only the former Australian cricket, but former Pakistani fast bowler, Waqar Younis, also praised Asif Ali for his unwavering focus during the matches, taking into account the difficult times he’s going through.
“Hats off to him, it isn’t easy. He’s been going through this for the last year. Coming out and playing a tournament like this, it’s heartbreaking, what we’re hearing from the hospital and the news coming through,” said Waqar.
Islamabad United’s star player Shadab Khan also shared a heartbreaking message stating that the team wanted to win the match for Asif Ali’s daughter.
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) March 15, 2019