Majid Haq tested positive for COVID-19

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 21/03/2020

Majid Haq tested positive for COVID-19: The Scottish spinner took to Twitter to announce him undergoing treatment for coronavirus.

Former Scotland spinner Majid Haq has become the first cricketer across the globe to test positive for the “pandemic” in COVID-19.

Haq, 37, took to his social media platform Twitter account to announce the unfortunate development. Having posted the news yesterday, Haq informed his fans that he is being treated at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in the Paisley area of Glasgow.

“Looking forward to potentially getting back home today after testing positive with Coronavirus. Staff at the RAH in Paisley have been good to me & thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support. Insha Allah the Panther will be back to full health soon,” read Haq’s tweet.

Haq, who made his international debut in an ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2006, has played 75 limited-overs matches for Scotland.In addition to his 88 wickets across ODIs and T20Is, Haq has also scored 630 runs including three ODI half-centuries before playing his last ODI against Bangladesh in Nelson during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Australia pacer Kane Richardson and New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson are other cricketers who had undergone tests for coronavirus in the recent past. Both the players had tested negative eventually.

As far as England opening batsman Alex Hales is concerned, he was reported to have tested positive but himself cleared the air that he just has symptoms and is yet to get tested.

Majid Haq tested positive for COVID-19

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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