The cricket maestro and the legend Sachin Tendulkar has condoled the demise of Pakistan cricketers daughter Asif Ali and has said that the memory of daughter will keep revolving in mind of Asif while he plays World Cup.
Sachin Tendulkar offered words of comfort for Asif, whose 19-month-old daughter Noor Fatima lost her battle with stage-IV cancer and passed away in Rochester (US) on Sunday.
“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 told The Telegraph.
“I say that from my own sad experience as I lost my father very early in the 1999 World Cup and had returned home (for the last rites). Despite going back, in the thick of action, I couldn’t get the loss of my father out of my thoughts. It takes time. I wish Asif well,” Tendulkar said.
Tendulkar is no stranger to the situation that Asif is right now as he had lost his father during the 1999 World Cup. He had to return home from England in the middle of the tournament to be with his family after his father’s demise and even missed the match against Zimbabwe.
Tendulkar rejoined the Indian team just before the next match against Kenya in which he scored 140 not out and was adjudged man-of-the-match as India won by 94 runs.