Pakistani Test cricketer contracts coronavirus

05:18 PM | 26 May, 2020
Pakistani Test cricketer contracts coronavirus

LAHORE – Former Pakistan test cricketer Taufeeq Umar has tested positive for COVID-19, it has emerged.

“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,” the 38-year-old Lahore-based batsman told a private TV channel on Tuesday.

Umar told Geo News that he has isolated himself at his home, making appeal to everyone to pray for his swift recovery.

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Taufeeq Umar played 44 Tests and 22 ODIs for Pakistan in a career spanning 14 years. Although not retired officially, he last played for Pakistan in 2014 and in domestic circuit in 2018.