Ex-Scotland spinner Majid Haq has revealed on Twitter that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The 37-year-old thanked his well-wishers and claimed that he is already on his way to recovering, having been treated at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.
Having represented Scotland at U-17, U-19 and U-23 levels, Majid made his debut for the senior side in 2002 and also represented the country in the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. Renowned for his off-spin bowling, Majid was also a handy batsman back in the day and last turned out for Scotland in an ODI against Bangladesh in 2015.
The Pakistani descendant has been working as an accountant in Scotland after retirement, having obtained his honours degree from the University of the West of Scotland.
Despite contracting COVID-19, Majid's tweet indicated that he was in good spirits, as he thanked all the medical staff who were involved in his treatment. The 37-year-old is expected to be in self-isolation until he makes a full recovery. Cricket Bangladesh were amongst his well-wishers on Twitter, as Majid vowed to come back stronger than ever.
All sporting events have been suspended indefinitely in this tumultuous time, including the IPL, which is scheduled to begin on the 15th of April as things stand.Published 20 Mar 2020, 21:17 IST