Former Pakistani cricketer Taufeeq Umar has been tested positive for COVID-19.
However, according to him his symptoms are not at all severe.
While speaking with a private news channel, Taufeeq said that he was not feeling well after which he was tested for the virus and the result came back positive.
He has requested everyone to pray for his recovery.
“I got myself tested last night after feeling a little sick last night, and the result came positive. My symptoms are not at all severe. I have isolated myself at home. I appeal to everyone to pray for my swift recovery,” Umar told Geo News.
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The opening batsman emerged onto the international scene in 2001, he has scored 3,467 runs from 66 international fixtures (44 Tests and 22 ODIs) representing Pakistan.
He made his last international appearance in a Test match against New Zealand in 2014.
He is not the first Pakistani cricketer to test positive for the virus. Former Pakistan first-class cricketer Zafar Sarfraz passed away at the age of 50 last month after contracting the virus.
Scotland’s Majid Haq and Solo Nqweni of South Africa have also been diagnosed with it.