Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has tested positive for coronavirus, he announced on Saturday via Twitter.
“I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly. I’ve been tested and unfortunately I’m COVID-19 positive. Need prayers for a speedy recovery, InshaAllah,” the 40-year-old tweeted.
Teammates Mohammad Hafeez and Sohail Tanveer sent prayers and best wishes for Afridi.
The former all-rounder had been busy with his charitable foundation recently, as the country clashes with coronavirus spreading.
The cricketer volunteered to work for brands, not for money or personal gain, but for ration exchange and funds that could be used to support the poor during the pandemic.
The cricket player, while posting on Twitter, said he’d always been fortunate to work with renowned brands. He would now choose to work with brands affected by the virus in these times of crisis and will not charge any personal fee. He is prepared to work with brands in exchange for coronavirus funds, though.
“I have been lucky to have worked with many brands for ads/promotion. Now working first hand with the ones suffering during COVID-19, I have a proposal to all brands: I will work with brands for free personally – I just want ration and funds in return,” he had said.