After former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi tested COVID-19 positive on Saturday, wishes for his recovery are pouring in from the sports world.

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir who did not enjoy much good relations with Afridi during their playing days also wished the later ‘speedy recovery’.

Afridi, in a tweet on Saturday, had said that he had been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“I have been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body has been aching badly. I have been tested and unfortunately, I’m covid positive. Need prayers for speedy recovery, Inshallah. #COVID19 #pandemic #hopenotout #staysafe #stayhome,” Afridi had tweeted on Saturday.

Gambhir in an interview said no one should get infected with 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,” Gambhir was quoted as saying.

“But more than Afridi I want every person infected in my country to get well as soon as possible,” he added.

Several current and former Pakistan players have also wished Afridi a quick recovery.

“Get well soon Shahid Bhai,” fast bowler Wahab Riaz said.

“Wish you speedy recovery Lala,get well soon …” pacer Sohail Tanveer added.


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