Former cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi has become one of the high-profile people in Pakistan who have recently tested positive for COVID-19.
The cricketer-turned-philanthropist took to Twitter on Saturday to reveal that he was suffering through a widely-spread virus.
“I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday, my body had been aching badly. I’ve been tested and unfortunately, I’m COVID-19 positive. Need prayers for a speedy recovery, InshaAllah,” he wrote.
The Tweet went on top of the headlines and people dropped prayers and wishes in numbers.
Lala has been tested positive for COVID-19 💔 May Allah Grant him with best health….Get well soon Lala you’re the king of our hearts..♥️🇵🇰
We all pray for you 🙌🏻#shahidafridi pic.twitter.com/BY0sY8ATz5
— ~ JAHANGIR 💫🇵🇰 (@JkSayss) June 13, 2020
— Waheed aslam (@Waheed6542) June 13, 2020
— Mohsin Wani (@iammohsinwani13) June 13, 2020
— Muhammad Somaan (@muhammad_somaan) June 13, 2020
His former teammates, current cricketers, and people from different walks of life also dropped best wishes.
U r a Fighter by Nature & M sure U wil fight & wil Defeat this Virus soon, Best wishes for U to Get well soon 🤲🏼 https://t.co/Mm6mWef8XL
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) June 13, 2020
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 13, 2020
Lala! Don’t worry, Allah aap ko aur tmam bemaron ko sehet de,Aameen https://t.co/pz5xyCrVa1
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) June 13, 2020
Get well soon shahid bhai.
— Sharjeel khan (@SharjeelLeo14) June 13, 2020
May Allah give you speedy recovery shahid Bhai Ameen..
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) June 13, 2020
May Allah give u speedy recovery shahid bhai
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) June 13, 2020
In shaa Allah you will be fine soon Ameen.prayers are for your long healthy life.Get well soon
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) June 13, 2020
Prayers are with you Lala 🤲🏼🤲🏼
Get well soon inshaAllah.
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) June 13, 2020
Dedicated people on the frontline, whether it be medical workers or those serving humanity during these tough times are putting themselves at risk everyday.
Love & Prayers for a speedy recovery 🤲🏻
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) June 13, 2020
Get well soon.
— Usama Qureshi (@UsamaQureshy) June 13, 2020
Get well soon
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) June 13, 2020
It must be noted here that Afridi was busy in ration drives across Pakistan amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Under the banner of the ‘Shahid Afridi Foundation’, the former cricketer visited remote areas to help people in need during the current tough time.