Former Pakistan opener Taufeeq Umar has tested positive for COVID-19 after he developed a mild fever. Umar decided to get himself tested on Saturday after experiencing symptoms of the virus, the results came out positive and Umar has since kept himself isolated.

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 passed away last month.

“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 told Geo News.

“I have isolated myself at home,” he further said, adding: “I appeal to everyone to pray for my swift recovery.”

Taufeeq, who made his international debut for Pakistan in 2001 played 44 Tests and 22 ODIs in a career that spread across 13 years, playing his last international game in 2014.

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