Former Pakistan batsman, Taufeeq Umar tested positive for the novel coronavirus after developing symptom of mild fever on Saturday.
Umar said he has contracted coronavirus but symptoms are not so severe and he has isolated himself.
Taufeeq told to Geo News, “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.”
“I have isolated myself at home,” he further said, adding: “I appeal to everyone to pray for my swift recovery.” Taufeeq Umar is the second Pakistani cricketer who is affected by covid-19 as prior to him Zafar Sarfaraz, 50-year old former Pakistani cricketer also came in contact to coronavirus but unfortunately, he has died due to virus.
Apart from that, cricketers around the world who are affected by the virus are Majid Haq from Scotland and Solo Nqweni from South Africa.
Umar has played 44 Tests and 23 ODIs for Pakistan. He had hit a century against Bangladesh on his test debut. He has a fantastic career in test matches with 2,693 runs in 83 innings at an average of 37.98. However, the batsman was not so successful in ODI format and scored only 504 runs from 22 innings at an average of 24.