Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara late on Tuesday took to Twitter and Instagram to quash rumours doing rounds on social media and confirmed that he has tested negative for Covid-19.
Confirming that he did bear a Covid-19 check however the studies had been negative, Lara urged folks to not unfold such ‘false’ info which can trigger panic in an already distressed scenario.
“Hi everyone, I have read all the circulating rumours regarding me testing positive for the coronavirus and it is important I clarify the facts. Not only is this information false, but it is also detrimental to spread such panic in a community already feeling the distress of the COVID situation,” Lara mentioned in an Instagram put up.
Lara mentioned the misinformation didn’t trigger any hurt to him however such ‘careless’ and ‘unnecessary’ info did create ‘worry’ amongst folks in his circle.
“While you haven’t personally affected me, what causes concern is that spread of wrongful information is careless and causes unnecessary worry amongst a lot of people that would have been in my circle.
This virus isn’t something we should be using in a negative manner to create sensationalism. I hope and pray that all of us remain safe because as is noticeable Covid 19 is going nowhere in the near future,” he added.
Over the final 24 hours, there have many individuals on social media who put posts, saying that Lara had tested optimistic for the coronavirus.
Lara had introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket in 2007. He completed his profession with 22,358 runs and 53 worldwide centuries.
The 51-year-old Lara has recorded the best particular person rating in Test cricket as he performed a knock of 400 runs towards England in 2004.
He additionally holds the file for the best particular person rating in first-class cricket, as he scored 501 not out for Warwickshire towards Durham at Edgbaston in 1994.
Lara additionally shares the Test file of scoring the best variety of runs in a single over in a Test match. He smashed South Africa’s Robin Peterson of South Africa for 28 runs in a single over in 2003.
The left-handed Lara performed 131 Tests and 299 ODIs for West Indies.
He managed to attain 11,953 runs within the longest format of the sport whereas he registered 10,405 runs within the 50-over format.
(With ANI inputs)