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  • Abbas has been moved to ICU three days after he was put on oxygen support
  • He scored 5062 runs from 72 Tests in addition to 2572 runs in 62 ODIs

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Former Pakistan Captain Zaheer Abbas admitted to ICU

Nickamed the 'Asian Bradman' for his batting prowess, Abbas had contracted the virus during his journey from Dubai to England

Few days after he tested positive for Covid-19, Pakistani batting great Zaheer Abbas has been admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in London.

According to a report on Pakistan news channel Geo News, Abbas has been moved to the ICU three days after he was put on oxygen support.

Nickamed the 'Asian Bradman' for his batting prowess, Abbas had contracted the virus during his journey from Dubai to England and upon his arrival in London, he was diagnosed with pneumonia.

From Pakistani cricketer Mohd Hafeez to cricketer-turned commentator Alan Wilkins, many from the cricket fraternity took to social media to wish the former Pakistani great a speedy recovery.
Abbas, who made his international debut in 1969 is considered one of the best batters of his generation. He scored 5062 runs from 72 Tests in addition to 2572 runs in 62 ODIs.

In 2020, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame alongside Jacques Kallis and Lisa Sthalekar.

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