Old video: Dean Jones breaks down in tears talking about Asif Ali’s daughter

The former Islamabad United head-coach was always there for Asif Ali.

An old video of late Dean Jones breaking into tears while talking about the daughter of Asif Ali has been circulating on social media since last night. Dean Jones was one of the very few people who always believed in Asif Ali and rated him highly.

Following his blistering innings last night, social media users wished the former Islamabad United coach was still here to see Asif Ali perform like this. The Pakistani batsman smoked four sixes in an over to get Pakistan over the line against Afghanistan.

The video circulating on social media is from Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019. During a press conference, Dean Jones broke down while talking about Asif Ali’s daughter condition.

“Asif got a very sick child. We just have to be wary about this. He is a good kid,” Dean jones said as he walked off from the conference, holding back tears.

The former Islamabad United head-coach was always there for Ali. Following his sudden demise due to cardiac arrest, General Manager of Islamabad United Rehan ul Haq shared a screenshot of his conversation with Jones.

Prof Deano suggested to raise some money for Asif Ali’s daughter to help him with the expenses. “I normally wouldn’t share screenshots of any convos but I think ppl should know the kind of man #DeanJones was off the field. One of the most compassionate ppl. This he sent to me when Asif was going through a tough time, he believed in Asif & Asif delivered that season,” Islamabad United’s GM had written.

Dean Jones had always been a fan of the Pakistani batsman. When the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) dropped him from the squad for England tour, Jones spoke up for him.

“I have known Asif for a long time.. I know what makes him tick. He can also be used as an opener. Trust me, he can do various roles and is not just as a banger at the death,” he had tweeted.

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  • There is a famous quote i forgot the exact words…people like Sir Dean Jones, amazing cricketer, saw the talent in Asif Ali when world was not ready/willing to accept him.
    “people who has ability to judge the future, they are never appreciated in their own times.”

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