The ongoing pandemic caused by coronavirus has brought the whole nation to its knees. The situation only exacerbates as the epidemic enters its sixth month in India.
On Saturday, Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan got infected with the deadly virus. His son Abhishek Bachchan also tested positive later in the evening. Their residence in Mumbai has been declared a containment zone by the authority.
As the news gained prominence in a public forum, good wishes and encouraging messages kept pouring from fans, politicians and prominent public figures.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi too wished a speedy recovery for the Bachchan family.
Afridi tweeted, “Best wishes for @SrBachchan and @juniorbachchan. Hope you recover well and soon.”
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 12, 2020
Meanwhile, Bachchan expressed his gratitude to fans for their constant support and prayers.
“T 3592 – It shall not be possible for me to acknowledge and respond to all the prayers and wishes expressed by them that have shown concern towards Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya and me .. I put my hands together and say .. Thank you for your eternal love and affection,” he wrote on Twitter.
T 3592 – It shall not be possible for me to acknowledge and respond to all the prayers and wishes expressed by them that have shown concern towards Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya and me ..
I put my hands together and say ..🙏
Thank you for your eternal love and affection ..
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 12, 2020
Earlier, Afridi himself contracted the disease, but he has fully recovered now.
The 40-year old has been working relentlessly through his foundation to serve needy and disenfranchised citizens in the pandemic.
To recognise Afridi’s immense contribution, the Pakistan team will be spotting his foundation logo in their next series against England.
Apart from Afridi, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar too wished a speedy recovery to the Bollywood legend.
“Get well soon Amit Ji @SrBachchan Prayers for a speedy recovery,” tweeted Akhtar