Shahid Afridi tests positive for coronavirus

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Shahid Afridi tests positive for coronavirus
Shahid Afridi tests positive for coronavirus

New Delhi : Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Saturday announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus. He made the announcement on his social media account, 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," wrote the former Pakistan skipper on his official Twitter handle.

Shahid Afridi had been taking part in fund raising activities in last couple of weeks for the treatment of coronavirus patients in the nation.

He had recently raised funds by buying Mushfiqur Rahim's bat for USD 20,000.

"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.