Former Pakistan cricketer and captain Shahid Afridi has also been hit by Coronavirus. He himself has announced this. He tweeted that he was not doing well since Thursday. Let me tell you that since the transition of Corona started, Afridi was continuously helping the poor and the needy in Pakistan. He was delivering relief material to different areas of Pakistan with his team.
Shahid Afridi wrote in the tweet, ‘My health was not doing well since Thursday. My body was in a lot of pain. My corona test has arrived positive. All of you pray for my early recovery.’
Many players of the Pakistan cricket team have sent messages to Afridi for his quick recovery. Those who send the message include Mohammad Afiz, Sohail Tanvir and Kamran Akmal.
Shahid Afridi was known for his stormy batting. Afridi, who has played 398 ODIs, has scored more than 8 thousand runs. Apart from this, he has also participated in 27 Test matches for Pakistan, while he got a chance to play 99 T20 matches. Afridi has also been in possession for a long time in the record of scoring the fastest century in just 37 balls in ODIs. Till 2014, he was the owner of this record.
Afridi is also actively involved in his charity work as the head of a foundation named after him. Following the coronavirus outbreak, he was seen outdoors on many occasions, mainly for his charity work.
Another former Pakistan international Taufeeq Umar, had also tested positive for coronavirus but he recovered earlier this month.
At least two Pakistani first-class players have died from the infection with leg-spinner Riaz Sheikh passing away in Karachi earlier this month.
Sheikh, a leg-spinner who took 116 wickets in 43 matches, died in his home.
Another Pakistani first-class player, Zafar Sarfaraz, 50, died due to the virus in April in Peshawar.
More than 1 lakh 32 thousand people in Pakistan have been tested corona positive. So far, more than two and a half thousand people have died from this dangerous virus there. A lockdown was also imposed to prevent corona infection in the country. But it was later removed.