Shahid Afridi is the second international cricketer from his country being tested positive for the deadly virus
On Saturday (June 13), former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi shared the news that he has been tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Thus, he became the second international cricketer from his country to be tested positive for the virus. 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.”
Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Saturday revealed that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Afridi, who represented Pakistan in 27 Tests, 398 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 99 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), took to Twitter to break the news, saying that he had been feeling unwell since Thursday and after getting tested for coronavirus, his results returned positive. “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,”.
Afridi contacted me personally and I sent him a link of the bid,” the Bangladesh cricketer said in an online forum.
“On May 13 he sent me a letter and offered USD 20,000. He bought my bat with this money. I am really privileged,” he said.
In a career spanning over 20 years, Afridi represented Pakistan in 27 Tests, 398 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 99 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
Afridi has been doing social work during the global lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19 via ‘Shahid Afridi Foundation’. He also asked Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh to tweet videos urging people to donate to his foundation.
The 40-year-old faced flak for his comments on India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). Soon after the video went viral, Yuvraj tweeted that he regretted contributing to Afridi’s foundation.