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Former Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi Tested Positive For COVID-19


Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has shocked everyone by revealing he has been tested COVID-19 positive. The former cricketer took to twitter and shared this news which has stunned everyone. Afridi was feeling unwell since the last few days and decided to get his Coronavirus tests done.

Afridi was providing ration to the needy people during this pandemic with his Shahid Afridi Foundation. The ex-cricketer was visiting various parts of Pakistan and trying his best to deliver food to as many people as possible. He was even supported by Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh for his work.

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Shahid Afridi tweeted, “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”.

Afridi had been constantly urging people to stay safe and their homes on social media. During May he even bought a cricket bat which was auctioned by Bangladesh player Mushfiqur Rahim to raise funds against COVID-19. Afridi on behalf of his foundation decided to by the bat for $20,000.

The ICC tweeted about this and wrote, “Mushfiqur Rahim has found a buyer! Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has joined the good cause, picking up the bat on behalf of his charity foundation”.

Meanwhile, Afridi confirmed this news, “Cricket is to bind. In the divisive world of today, we must look forward to better tomorrow; it’s always up to us to take 1st step. @SAFoundationN believes human suffering & empathy is beyond borders. Hope this small token will help building bigger bridges.#DonateKaroNa #HopeNotOut”.

Afridi is now the third Pakistani cricketer who has been tested COVID-19 positive. Earlier former cricketers Taufeeq Umar and Zafar Sarfaraz have already been affected by the deadly virus.

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