Following a sharp deterioration in his health, former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas was admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital in London. Abbas, 74, became seriously unwell after catching the Covid-19 virus in London after traveling from the United Arab Emirates. He was shifted to the ICU since his health started to deteriorate.
According to sources, Abbas was admitted to the hospital three days ago due to renal discomfort, but the former star also suffered severe pneumonia. Zaheer Abbas is receiving oxygen and dialysis, and his family has pleaded with his supporters to pray for his recovery.
The former Test skipper is currently a patient at St. Mary’s Hospital’s ICU department in London, according to a report by Cricket Pakistan. According to reports published by Geo News, “He is currently receiving dialysis and the doctors have instructed him to avoid seeing people.”
Abbas, one of the best batters of his time, made his national team debut in 1969 against New Zealand. In contrast to his 2572 runs in 62 ODIs, he scored 5062 runs in 72 Tests. The former cricketer has scored 34,843 runs in 459 matches in First-Class cricket, including 108 centuries and 158 half-centuries.
He also officiated one Test and three ODIs for the ICC as a match referee after retiring. He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2020 together with Jacques Kallis and Lisa Sthalekar.
It goes without saying that the well-known cricket star received a deluge of positive feedback on social media. Many of his devoted followers have expressed their worries and wished him a speedy recovery, including Mohammad Hafeez, Alan Wilkins, Harsha Bhogle, and others.