Lahore: Former Pakistan opening batsman Taufeeq Umar has fully recovered from the novel coronavirus and has requested the fans to follow SOPs and take care of themselves.
The 38-year-old last month announced that he has been tested positive after suffering through mild symptoms.
“After spending two weeks in isolation, my test reports have come negative. Allah has bestowed special grace and I am completely healthy,” Taufeeq said.
“Everyone must take care of themselves and follow precautionary measures,” he added.
The elegant left-handed batsman has represented Pakistan in 44 Tests and 22 ODIs. He has not officially retired but last played for the national team in 2014.
It must be noted here that Umar was probably the first recognizable cricketer who had been tested positive for the virus.
COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost all countries around the world. It has taken plenty of lives and put the whole world in a lockdown situation. All sports activities, major public gatherings are still at a standstill.