Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistan allrounder, has tested positive for Covid-19. Afridi revealed on Twitter that he has been experiencing severe body-aches for three days, and that he tested positive on Saturday.
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 #COVID19 #pandemic #hopenotout #staysafe #stayhome
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 13, 2020
Afridi becomes the third cricketer from the country, and the second international after former opener Taufeeq Umar, to have contracted the virus. Zafar Sarfraz, the former first-class cricketer who died of the disease, was the first.
Afridi, who quit international cricket in 2017, continues to ply his trade in domestic T20 leagues.
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