While the International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning to get back on the field, the cricket world has faced a fresh challenge. Former Pakistan cricketer Taufeeq Umar has been tested positive for coronavirus. As of now, he is the most high-profile player in the cricketing world to catch the virus.
The 38-year old cricketer, based in Lahore, spoke to Geo News about his conditions. “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. I appeal to everyone to pray for my swift recovery,” Umar said.
In his 10-year long career, Umar represented Pakistan in 44 Test matches and 22 ODIs. He scored 2,963 runs in Tests with seven centuries. He never flourished in ODIs. Umar played his last Test for Pakistan in 2014. The highlight of his career was his innings of 236 versus Sri Lanka in 2011 in Abu Dhabi.