Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi.


Shahid Afridi infected with Covid-19, having body aches


DUBAI – Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi revealed he has contracted coronavirus and has been having body aches for a couple of days.

Afridi, 40, said he has been feeling unwell since Thursday and has tested positive for Covid-19. “My body had been aching badly”, he said, asking for “prayers for a speedy recovery”.

Last month, Afridi had helped a charity auction for coronavirus victims buy buying a bat owned by Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim for $20,000 (Dh73,450).

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan have reached more than 132,000, with the virus killing 2,551 people. ICA/Expat Media

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