Shahid Afridi tests positive for Covid-19

Shahid Afridi tests positive for Covid-19

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The former Pakistan allrounder announced this by taking to social media on Saturday afternoon.

Afridi 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

Since the Coronavirus outbreak began, Afridi has been doing a lot of charity work through his foundation Hope Not Out. The former Pakistan skipper has helped thousands of poor with ration and other essential supplies over the past couple of months.

Earlier in May, Afridi had bought a cricket bat auctioned by Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim in a bid to raise funds to help fight the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

The Pakistan all-rounder is the third Pakistan cricketer to test positive for the novel virus after Taufeeq Umar and Zafar Sarfaraz. Scotland’s Majid Haq and South Africa’s Solo Nqweni are the other cricketers to have contracted the virus.

The veteran cricketer had recently hailed Pakistan Cricket Board's move to appoint Younis Khan as the team's batting coach for the England tour. With Younis to in the coaching team, the PCB has an all-cricket coaching staff.