Irfan Pathan tests positive for COVID-19; becomes fourth cricketer from India Legends to contract virus
The news comes two days after his brother Yusuf Pathan was also tested positive with COVID-19.
Updated - Mar 29, 2021 10:27 pm
Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan, who recently took part in the Road Safety World Series, has been tested positive with COVID-19. The news comes two days after his brother, Yusuf Pathan was also tested positive for the virus. The duo were integral members of the India Legends team which won the Road Safety T20 World Series recently held in Raipur.
The second wave of coronavirus has just seemed to have hit India. There has been a huge upsurge in coronavirus cases in the country. Maharashtra has been at the center stage of things while other states have also witnessed several positive cases in the last few days.
Coming back to the Pathan brothers, the pair had recently travelled to Raipur. They had taken part in the India Legends team which had the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, and several other stars from the past. It was the inaugural edition of the tournament and was organised by the Road Safety Cell of Maharashtra to raise awareness about road safety.
The two brothers Irfan and Yusuf were heroes of India Legends’ triumph
The tournament which was originally supposed to be held in Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai and Pune had to be shifted to Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium. It was successfully organised but after it ended a week ago, legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar was found positive with COVID-19.
Just the day on which this news came, it was also revealed that Yusuf Pathan, who was the hero for India Legends in the final, was tested positive with COVID-19. Earlier today, S Badrinath another member of the India Legends revealed through a tweet that he was also tested with COVID-19. This makes Irfan Pathan the fourth cricketer so far from the India Legends side to get tested with the virus.
During the tournament, Irfan Pathan took seven wickets in as many matches and also scored 126 runs at a strike rate of 185. Interestingly, he batted thrice, scored two fifties, one of which was match-winning, but wasn’t dismissed even once during the tournament. Yusuf Pathan, too, did well, scoring a match-winning fifty in the final. He was also the second-highest wicket-taker with nine wickets.
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