Bangladesh cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim has prayed for the former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi’s speedy recovery after he tested positive of the novel coronavirus.
Ex-Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20Is in his 22-year-long illustrious career, became only the first high-profile cricketer to be infected with the deadly virus and third cricketer from Pakistan after Taufeeq Umar and Zafar Sarfaraz.
Really feel so hurt by seeing your news brother: Mushfiqur Rahim on Shahid Afridi
“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 announced on Twitter.
Several cricketers have wished for the recovery of the former cricketer. Mushfiqur, who was also hurt after hearing the news, took to twitter to wish for Afridi’s better health.
“Really feel so hurt by seeing your news brother…May Allah gives you sifah…Please pray for my brother…He has been found as covid-19 positive..In shaa Allah you will be fine-MR 15,” Mushfiqur Rahim wrote on the microblogging site.
Really feel so hurt by seeing your news brother…May Allah gives you sifah…Please pray for my brother…He has been found as covid-19 positive..In shaa Allah you will be fine-MR 15 ??? pic.twitter.com/D9UklPdHZR
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) June 13, 2020
The coronavirus cases are increasing in the rapid speed, and Pakistan has also not remained untouched from it. So far, 139K people have got infected, and 2,632 deaths have been reported in India’s neighbouring country.
Meanwhile, amid the crises, Pakistan national cricket team is set to tour England to play three-match Test and T20I series in August. The PCB informed that they would announce a 42-person touring team, with 28 players and 14 support staff to accompany them. They will land the UK several weeks before the tour to follow two to three weeks quarantine period during which they won’t be allowed to meet any outsider.
Mohammad Amir and Haris Sohail are the two cricketers who have withdrawn their name from the two-month-long tour, giving their reasons. PCB had said that no disciplinary action would be taken against the players who disagree to tour.