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Cricketer Taufeeq Umar tests COVID-19 positive


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th May, 2020. 01:31 pm
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Taufeeq Umar

Former Pakistan Opener Taufeeq Umar has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus. left-handed Taufeeq Umar tested positive for coronavirus and is under self-isolation at his home,

Looking at his cricket profile Umar has played more Tests than ODIs, as he was not given a prolonged run in the ODI side until 2003, when he played eight ODIs in a row. However, he only missed two of 24 Tests played between August 2001 and April 2004, and after 17 Tests his batting average had reached 48.03 after he made four scores above 50 in the two-Test series with South Africa. Taufeeq Umar last played an international match for his country in 2014.

Furthermore then recalled into the Pakistani side for the South Africa Series in 2010. Umar made his comeback against South Africa with some good scores. Against West Indies, he scored a century and then a brilliant double hundred against Sri Lanka at UAE. He has again become a regular part of the Test squad as an opener. he continued to play for Pakistan until Sri Lanka in 2012. After the series, Umar dropped from the squad, until his later come back for a single test match in 2014 against New Zealand. He scored only 16 and 4 in the two innings and dropped from the squad.