Mashrafe Mortaza Tests Positive For Coronavirus
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Mashrafe Mortaza Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza. Credit: Getty Images

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been tested positive with novel coronavirus. He had complained about fever on Thursday night, following which his test samples proved that he has contracted with the deadly virus.

Mashrafe Mortaza has served Bangladesh since early 2000s and has been one of the flag-bearer for the country. Mortaza is the most successful captain for Bangladesh with his retirement catching the light during the 2019 World Cup.

Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza (Credits: Twitter)

Mashrafe Mortaza sample for Covid-19 test showed positive: Source

In a major relief, a source close to Dhaka Tribune has informed that Mortaza is doing well after being contracted with the virus. His tests had came out positive earlier today in the morning. He is the second high-profile case from the cricket fraternity after former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was tested positive.

“Mashrafe complained of fever on Thursday night. On Friday his sample for Covid19 test was collected and the result showed positive [today]. He is doing well at the moment and his family is also fine,” informed the source.

Reports have also suggested his mother-in-law had contracted with coronavirus last week. Mortaza has played 78 wickets in Tests, 270 ODI wickets and 42 scalps in the shortest format of the game.