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Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and announced this by taking to social media on Saturday afternoon. The coronavirus pandemic has spread to the entire world and its onslaught has affected the cricketing sphere as well.
The sporting spectrum has also faced a lot due to the outbreak of the pandemic. So far, major cricketing action all across the globe has come to a standstill. India has also suffered a massive loss due to the rapid spread of the deadly virus, and the entire country has come to a grinding halt. India was in a 21-day national lockdown from March 25, and now the nation-wide lockdown has been extended until May 17. Shockingly, Shahid Afridi has also become corona’s victim.
Breaking News: Shahid Afridi Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Shahid Afridi on Saturday said that he has been tested positive for coronavirus.
Shahid Afrid 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”
Watch His Tweet Here:
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 #COVID19 #pandemic #hopenotout #staysafe #stayhome
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 13, 2020
Major Cricketing Events Come To A Hold After Coronavirus Outbreak
The IPL 2020 was suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. To the disappointment of the cricket fans, the India-South Africa ODI series has also been called off. Apart from it, the Road Safety World Series has also been suspended.
The English board had decided to postpone the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka due to the coronavirus pandemic. The series was to be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC). All the English players playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) were called back immediately, and the tournament has been postponed.