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Confusion is synonymous with Pakistan cricket: Chopra on Hafeez's Covid-19 tests

The 42-year-old was astonished by the developments that happened within 72 hours

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India’s former cricketer Aakash Chopra, in a tweet Friday, claimed that while confusion was synonymous with Pakistan cricket, the different test results of veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez took it to a whole new level.

The 42-year-old was astonished by the developments that happened within 72 hours of phase one of the coronavirus testing done by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the upcoming tour of England.

“Arey yaar. Confusion is synonymous with Pakistan cricket but this is taking it to an all-new level. Positive, negative, positive...all in 72 hours. Covid-19,” Chopra tweeted.

Arey yaar....confusion is synonymous with Pakistan cricket but this is taking it to an all-new level. Positive, negative, positive...all in 72 hours. #Covid19 https://t.co/DzYwTHqiuG

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 26, 2020

 

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Earlier, Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) during phase one of the medical tests conducted for the tour of England, had tested negative after opting for a second opinion, privately, on Wednesday.

The 39-year-old, in a tweet, shared a snapshot of the test results while confirming that he and his family had tested negative upon approaching an external source.

According to a source in the PCB, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial hospital, which tested the players and officials did a retest of the earlier sample they had taken from Hafeez but it once again returned positive for Covid-19.

The Pakistan Cricket Board, on Tuesday, confirmed that 10 players and a player support personnel from a total of 35 have tested positive for Covid-19. The PCB had organised 35 tests in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.

Players who have tested positive:

Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Wahab Riaz, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf