Shahid Afridi has been infected with novel coronavirus. The former Pakistan cricketer has confirmed that he has been tested positive for COVID-19 infection.
Afridi, in a tweeted message, has stated that he was feeling unwell since Thursday. “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,” read the tweet on Afridi’s certified handle Shahid Afridi @SAfridiOfficial
The 40-year-old former all-rounder has been working for charities ever since the novel coronavirus has spread in Pakistan. He had been in the field providing ration and other essential items to the poor and needy.
Despite getting initial support from Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh for his charities, Afridi has been slammed by the Indian cricket community for his anti-India stand and unacceptable remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Pakistan all-rounder is the third Pakistan cricketer to test positive for the novel virus after Taufeeq Umar and Zafar Sarfaraz. Pakistan has reported more than 130,000 COVID-19 positive cases and 2,500 deaths due to the virus which still doesn’t have an antidote.
Scotland’s Majid Haq and South Africa’s Solo Nqweni are the other cricketers to have contracted the virus, which has infected nearly 7.5 million people across the world and taken more than 4.2 lakh human lives.