Thursday 29 October, 2020

Former Pakistan captain Afridi tests positive for COVID-19

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Afridi, who still plays Twenty20 cricket at the age of 40, revealed he has been feeling unwell since Thursday.

The all-rounder has since tested positive for COVID-19 and requested prayers for a speedy recovery.

He tweeted on Saturday:

"I've been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly.

"I've been tested and unfortunately I'm covid [sic] positive. Need prayers for a speedy recovery, InshaAllah #COVID19 #pandemic #hopenotout #staysafe #stayhome."

Afridi has been helping with coronavirus relief efforts in his homeland, where 2,551 have died after contracting the virus.

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