Pakistan’s hard-hitting batsman Asif Ali recently had to cope with a huge personal heartbreak as his 19-month-old daughter passed away after a battle with stage IV cancer. Extending sincere words of condolences, Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar reached out to Asif and expressed his sadness at this loss.
Indian batting great, Sachin Tendulkar
“Look, the loss of an immediate family member devastates. I express my heartfelt condolences to Asif, his wife and the other family members... Such losses are irreparable and Asif is bound to keep thinking of his late daughter even when he's back in England for the World Cup,” Tendulkar spoke on the tragedy.
Speaking from his personal experience, Tendulkar recalled the sad experience of losing father midway through the 1999 World Cup while he was in England representing his nation. Despite the distressing loss, Tendulkar was able to participate in the remainder of the tournament and said that he fully empathizes with Asif.