The cricketer said that he was feeling quite unwell since Thursday
The cricketer said that he was feeling quite unwell since Thursday|Twitter image

Shahid Afridi tests COVID-19 positive, urges fans to pray for him

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi takes to Twitter to reveal that he has tested positive for novel coronavirus

Amlan Jyoti Das

Amlan Jyoti Das

Guwahati: Pakistan’s former cricket captain and skipper Shahid Afridi has tested positive for COVID-19. In a tweet, the Pakistan cricketer revealed that he was feeling quite unwell since Thursday. He asked his fans and well-wishers to keep him in prayers and ended his post with ‘#hope not out.’

Taking to Twitter he wrote, “I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly. I’ve been tested and unfortunately I’m covid positive. Need prayers for a speedy recovery, InshaAllah.”

Afridi is the third cricketer from Pakistan to have tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier, Zafar Sarfaraz and Taufeeq Umar had also tested positive for novel coronavirus, however, Umar has already recovered after undergoing 14-day self-isolation at his house.

Afridi has been busy with social work during the worldwide lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus through the 'Shahid Afridi Foundation'. He additionally asked Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh to tweet the videos encouraging individuals to donate to his foundation.

Additionally, South Africa’s Solo Nqweni and Scotland’s Majid Haq are some cricketers who have also contracted COVID-19.

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