Brian Lara. (Source: Twitter)

The coronavirus outburst has brought the world to a standstill. A number of cricketing events were either cancelled or postponed due to the spread of the disease.

Meanwhile, former West Indies skipper Brian Lara quashed the rumours of him testing positive for the disease. Lara took to social media and posted, “Hi everyone, I have read all the circulating rumours regarding me testing positive for the coronavirus and it is important I clarify the facts. Not only is this information false, but it is also detrimental to spread such panic in a community already feeling the distress of the COVID situation,” Lara said in an Instagram post.

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Hi everyone, I have read all the circulating rumours regarding me testing positive for the coronavirus and it is important I clarify the facts. Not only is this information false, it is also detrimental to spread such panic in a community already feeling the distress of the covid situation. While you haven’t personally affected me, what causes concern is that spread of wrongful information is careless and causes unnecessary worry amongst a lot of people that would have been in my circle. This virus isn’t something we should be using in a negative manner to create sensationalism. I hope and pray that all of us remain safe because as is noticeable covid 19 is going nowhere in the near future. #stopthepanic #staysafe #lookafteryourownself

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Lara is known to score heaps of runs, especially in Test cricket. He holds the record for the highest and third-highest individual scores in the longer format.

The former left-handed batsman became the first cricketer to score 400 runs in one innings in Test cricket. He finished his career with 22,358 runs and 53 international centuries.

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