A journalist ‘wrongly’ tweets Alex Hales tested positive for Coronavirus; the opener gives a fitting response
Earlier on Tuesday, the PCB had confirmed that an overseas player who left Pakistan had developed Coronavirus symptoms in the last 24 hours.
Updated - Mar 17, 2020 5:22 pm
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was called off on Tuesday amid Coronavirus outbreak. Rather according to PCB, an overseas player, who left Pakistan a few days ago, developed symptoms of Coronavirus which led to them taking the tough days. Moreover, the former Pakistan cricketer and commentator, Ramiz Raja confirmed that the cricketer was Alex Hales and was set to undergo tests as well.
However, soon after the news broke out that Hales was to undergo the tests for COVID-19, the reports came out that the cricketer has been tested positive. Rather several news outlets also covered the news and social media was filled with the ‘get well soon’ wishes for the 31-year-old.
Amidst the chaos, Ramiz Raja also took to his official Twitter handle to confirm that Alex Hales is yet to undergo any tests and has self quarantined himself. Moreover, the cricketer himself has come out on Twitter and has urged the media to stop spreading fake news.
‘Dangerous behaviour’ – says Alex Hales
Replying to a tweet from a journalist who had tweeted stating that Alex Hales has been tested positive, the England cricketer looked livid and termed it as a dangerous behaviour. “Stop spreading fake news, dangerous behaviour,” Hales tweeted.
Here’s his tweet:
Stop spreading fake news, dangerous behaviour
— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) March 17, 2020
Alex Hales featured for the Karachi Kings in the PSL 2020 and had left the tournament midway, along with a few other overseas player, amid Coronavirus fears. However, ahead of the semi-finals, which were set to be played behind the closed doors, the PCB decided to call off suddenly.
All the broadcasters and commentators associated with the tournament are likely to be tested now even as it has been cleared by certain media outlets that Alex Hales is yet to undergo any test. “It is an unfortunate scenario. A good and right decision has been made in the end. The news is coming, you people will know more.
“Alex Hales has developed some symptoms and the tests are underway. We, the broadcasters and the commentators are also undergoing tests in the next two hours,” Ramiz Raja said earlier on Tuesday.