Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi on Saturday said he had tested positive for coronavirus. Afridi took to Twitter to share the piece of news with his fans. The former allrounder said that he had not been feeling well since Thursday. Also Read - Goa Lockdown News: Section 144, Night Curfew Imposed in Goa Till August 10 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
Afridi also urged fans for their blessings and prayers for his speedy recovery. “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,” Afirdi wrote on twitter. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown: Vegetable Prices Double With No Buyers, High Transport Cost Amid COVID-19
Earlier, Afridi had been at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. His Foundation has been helping the needy with essential commodities during the pandemic in Pakistan.
He also got into a controversy when he spoke ill about the Indian Prime Minister and Kashmir during one of his visits near the border to interact with the soldiers. His statements hurt the sentiments of the Indians and ex-cricketers like Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh condemned his speech as well.
Former Pakistan cricketer Waqar Younis had also asked Gambhir and Afridi to settle things with a one on one chat.