Former Pakistan opener Taufeeq Umar tests positive for Covid-19
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Updated: May 24, 2020 4:45:34 pm


Taufeeq Umar (left) has examined positive for Covid-19 (Express Archive)

Former Pakistan cricketer Taufeeq Umar has examined positive for Covid-19.

“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,” Umar instructed Geo News. “I have isolated myself at home,” he additional mentioned, including: “I appeal to everyone to pray for my swift recovery.”

Umar determined to get himself examined on Saturday after experiencing signs of the virus. After testing positive, he has been in self-isolation at dwelling. The left-handed batsman is the second cricketer in Pakistan to be affected by the virus, after Zafar Sarfaraz – the 50-year-old former First Class cricketer who handed away final month.

Scotland’s Majid Haq and South Africa’s Solo Nqweni are the opposite cricketers to have contracted the virus.

Umar, a Lahore-born left-handed opener, has represented Pakistan in 44 Tests and 22 ODIs.

The southpaw was not profitable within the ODI format, having scored 504 runs from 22 innings at a median of 24 together with three half-centuries. He made his worldwide debut in August 2001.

The 38-year-old has higher statistics to indicate within the longest format of the sport. He scored 2,693 runs from 83 innings at a median of 37.98 together with seven centuries and 14 half-centuries.

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On his Test debut, he scored a century in opposition to Bangladesh and turning into the eighth batsman to take action for his nation. Umar, additionally grew to become the seventh Pakistan opener to attain a double ton in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi in opposition to Sri Lanka. His final worldwide look was in 2014.

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