Former Pakistani women’s team skipper Sana Mir confirmed on Friday that she has recovered from the corona virus. Sana had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Sana, who was on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) comment panel for the Quaid-e-Azam trophy finals, tested positive after showing symptoms on day three of the match. Sana thanked her fans for the prayers and love on Friday and said she is ready to resume her duties. “Thank you for all your prayers and love. I tested negative, spent some time with family and now I’m back at work,” tweeted Sana.
– Sana Mir (@ mir_sana05) January 29, 2021
Sana retired on April 25 last year, ending a 15-year illustrious career. She played in 226 international matches for Pakistan, including 137 as team captain from 2009 to 2017.
A vital cog in the Pakistani bowling lineup, Sana rose to number one in the ICC Women’s Rankings for ODI bowlers in October 2018. With 151 ODI wickets in 120 ODIs, she shares fourth position on the all-time list with Anisa Mohammed of the West Indies.
She is one of only five female players to have completed double 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs. She played in three ICC Women’s Cricket World Cups (2009, 2013 and 2017) and six ICC Women’s T20 World Cups (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018).
Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket team will take on South Africa in a three-game T20I series to be played at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban from Friday. This will be the first international T20I assignment in Pakistan since the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia last year.
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