Former captain of the Pakistan cricket workforce Shahid Afridi tests positive for coronavirus, he revealed on Saturday.
In a tweet, Afridi mentioned that he had been “feeling unwell since Thursday and his body had been aching badly”. He added that he received examined for Covid-19 which got here again optimistic.
He requested prayers for a “speedy recovery”.
Cricketer Mohammad Hafeez, whereas reacting to the information, mentioned that Afridi was a “fighter by nature. I am sure you will fight the virus and will defeat it soon.”
Kamran Akmal additionally joined in praying for Afridi. “Prayers are for your long, healthy life. Get well soon,” he tweeted.
The legendary Pakistan all-rounder retired from worldwide cricket in 2017, ending an illustrious and typically controversial 21-year profession.
He had already given up Tests in 2010 and ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup however nonetheless skippered the Pakistan Twenty20 workforce on the 2016 world championships in India.