Former Pakistan captain Afridi tests positive for COVID-19

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FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi looks on during the ICC World Twenty20 Super 8 cricket match against Australia in Colombo
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi looks on during the ICC World Twenty20 Super 8 cricket match against Australia in Colombo

(Reuters) - Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Saturday said he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

"I've been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly. I've been tested and unfortunately I'm COVID positive. Need prayers for a speedy recovery," Afridi, 40, wrote on Twitter.

The swashbuckling all-rounder played over 500 international games across all formats after making his debut in 1996.

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Afridi's last match for Pakistan was the defeat by Australia in the World Twenty20 in Mohali in March 2016.


(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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