Pakistani batsman Asif Ali lost his 2-year-old daughter, Noor Fatima, to Stage Four cancer on Monday, 20 May, following which condolences poured in on his social media platforms from across the world.
But amid all the supportive responses, there was one tweet that left everyone shocked and fuming.
The user, who goes by the name ‘Akshay_vaishnav’ on Twitter, tweeted in response to Ali’s daughter’s death, “Congratulations. The world has one less terrorist.”
The tweet received a lot of backlash as Twitter users called him out for his distasteful response to the news of a child’s death.
Akshay Vaishnav here is happy that the daughter of Asif Ali died, because "one less terrorist". What a way of life! https://t.co/8TgOtxBh4G— علي (@Musanghism) May 20, 2019
(2/5) times. May Allah give them the strength to overcome this huge loss. Check out this bigot Akshay Vaishnav here, who is happy that the daughter of Asif Ali died, because "one less terrorist". What a way of life! He is a shame in the name of Humanity. These are real big pic.twitter.com/J8o5FM0ELm— Kushal Roy (@itskushalroy) May 20, 2019
It’s very shameful to say that for a kid.— Inquisitive (@OdiousParadox) May 20, 2019
@Akshay_vaishnav trust me akshay, i don't like being judgemental but i think you're really messed up and this thought process is not something you should be proud of. Be human bro. Please.— Aman (@Aman65790417) May 20, 2019
I didn't know that like person is also available in the world .— Devanshu Gupta ' My Life ' (@sarad76973) May 20, 2019
you are very fallen man
mankind ?— €Fg (@Im_Finney) May 20, 2019
4. If you got happy about a child's death because only because she is muslim or it is your practice to celebrate the deaths ?
Atlast here is a my tip for you to be a human in rest of your life
- Love others as you love yourself ❤ (2) @Akshay_vaishnav pic.twitter.com/kB96fc0pqX
Following the backlash, the man has deleted his Twitter account.
Asif Ali is set to return to Pakistan to attend his child’s funeral and will join the team ahead of the World Cup starting from 30 May.
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