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Thank You So Much: Shahid Afridi sends message to well-wishers after contracting coronavirus

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has sent a message to his fans and well-wishers, thanks them for their prayers for his quick recovery from the novel coronavirus.

Shahid Afridi urged people to look out for the ones who need help during the pandemic in a heartfelt post on social media.

The former Pakistan all-rounder revealed on Saturday that he tested positive for Covid-19 after having been unwell over the last few days. Afridi had been out on the field with his charity organisation Shahid Afridi Foundation to help the underprivileged in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in Pakistan.

“A quick message to thank everybody who’s been praying for my recovery and for the heartfelt messages I’ve been receiving; thank you so much.

“Please stay safe & continue to look out for those who need help during these testing times. Lots of love for you all,” Afridi wrote on in a social media post.

Several cricketers and fans have been sending messages, wishing Afridi a quick recovery from the novel coronavirus.

Earlier on Saturday, former India opener and Bharatiya Janata Party MP, Gautam Gambhir wished a speedy recovery to Afridi, saying ‘no one in the world should get the virus’.

“Nobody should be infected with this virus. I have political differences with Shahid Afridi but I want him to recover as soon as possible. But more than Afridi I want every person infected in my country to get well as soon as possible,” Gauram Gambhir said on Salaam Cricket.

Meanwhile, Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq also wished Shahid Afridi a quick recovery from the virus.

“My prayers & well wishes are with Shahid Afridi. May Allah help him recover soon. He was doing a lot of charity work in Balochistan & Northern Areas for people of those regions. Throughout this situation he’s been helping the poor and has been doing an excellent job,” Misbah was quoted as saying by Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq.

Former India opener Aakash Chopra had slammed a social media post that said the novel coronavirus is a ‘punishment’ to Shahid Afridi.

“Are we serious?? Sensitivity…humanity…thing of the past?? Wish you a speedy recovery, Shahid. May the force be with you,” Aakash Chopra said in his Tweet.

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