According to some recent media reports, English cricketer Alex Hales has been tested positive in coronavirus case. However, the cricketer has rubbished this news.
Before the short suspension from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) due to getting a positive result for a recreational drug, Alex Hales was a crucial member in the limited-overs England cricket team. Due to the 21-day suspension, Hales missed out to represent England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Since then, he hasn’t played a match in international cricket yet.
However, the 31-year-old is working very hard to return to the national team as soon as possible. Hales has performed well in the recent T20 leagues. He was also busy in the latest Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020) before deciding to return early in home.
Former Pakistan Test captain as well as present commentator, Ramiz Raja has recently claimed that Hales had the symptoms of COVID-19. Later, some media reported that Hales had a positive result after testing for the COVID-19 or coronavirus.
After knowing the news, Hales took his official Twitter account on Tuesday (17th March) to clarify that the news was fake.
Later, on the same day, Hales has also clarified that he returned to the UK last Saturday (14th March) morning and he was perfectly fit at that time. However, the next morning, he had some fever and followed the government’s advice of self-isolation. He also added that he had a dry and persistent cough.
Hales then claimed that he didn’t involve in the test yet. However, he will likely go to test soon, which will help him to confirm his present health condition.
An update on my situation, stay safe everyone pic.twitter.com/8mDPOBGmI8
— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) March 17, 2020
PSL 2020: Alex Hales was representing for Karachi Kings
Alex Hales was playing for Karachi Kings in the PSL 2020. When he left the side, Hales scored 239 runs in seven matches (average 59.75). He is the second most run-scorer for his team.
Karachi Kings have qualified for the PSL 2020 semi-finals after finishing in the second position in the points table. While they had the schedule to face Lahore Qalandars in the second semi-final of the tournament, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has postponed the entire knockout stages of PSL 2020 in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.