Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi. (credits - AFP)

Days after being tested positive for novel coronavirus, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has given an update on his health via video on Facebook. On June 13, cricket fraternity was left in disappointment as Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to notify that he has been tested positive for the deadly virus. Announcing the tragic report, Shahid Afridi said that, he has been feeling unwell since last Thursday with his body aching badly.

The Pakistan legend has represented his nation in 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20Is. He is fondly known as ‘lala’ among his teammates. He retired with 1716 runs in Tests, 8064 in ODIs and 1416 in the shortest format of the game.

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi (Credits: Twitter)

Shahid Afridi: First 2-3 days were really tough but my condition has been improving

Shahid Afridi, on Facebook, thanked his fans for showing concern from his health after he contracted novel coronavirus. He has said that the initial few days were difficult for him but since then, in a big positive, he has been recovering well. Afridi also added that there is no need to panic and the days were tough for him.

“I wanted to make this video as I have been hearing a lot about my health on social media since the past few days. First 2-3 days were really tough for me but my condition has been improving in the past few days,” Afridi said in a video message posted on Facebook.

“There is no need to panic about this. Till you yourself don’t fight a disease, you cannot beat it. These days were hard for me as well.”

Earlier, former Pakistan first-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh lost his battle to Covid-19. He was 51 when he breathed his last.

Ex-Pakistan opener Taufeeq Umar also revealed that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and has been kept in self-isolation.