Shahid Afridi, the former captain of the Pakistan cricket team, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 40-year-old took to Twitter to confirm the news and sought the blessings of his fans for his recovery.
"I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly. I’ve been tested and unfortunately I’m COVID-19 positive," he wrote.
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
Afridi had been travelling across several parts of his country to distribute food and other essentials through his foundation, Hope Not Out.