Former India allrounder Irfan Pathan has become the fourth cricketer from the Road Safety World Series (RSWS) to have tested positive for the coronavirus.
On Saturday, Sachin Tendulkar announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus, and his announcement was followed by similar ones from Irfan’s half-brother Yusuf Pathan, and S Badrinath.
Irfan Pathan Tested Coronavirus Positive
Irfan said he was showing no symptoms and had isolated himself at home, making the announcement of his positive test on Twitter, like Sachin Tendulkar, Yusuf Pathan, and S Badrinath had.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19 with no symptoms and have isolated myself and quarantined at home. I would request those who came in contact with me in the recent past to please get themselves tested. Urging all to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Wishing you all good health,” Irfan tweeted late Monday.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 29, 2021
In the final of the Road Safety World Series, an all-round show by Yusuf Pathan helped India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs. Put in to bat first, India made 181 for 4 with Yusuf smashing an unbeaten 62 off 36 and Yuvraj making 60 off 41.
In reply, Sri Lanka made 167 for 7 with Yusuf returning figures of 2 for 26 while Irfan Pathan got 2 for 29.
Yusuf was the man of the final. India were reduced to 35 for 2 with Virender Sehwag and S Badrinath falling cheaply but Sachin Tendulkar provided a stable base making 30 off 23. Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf then carried on, Yusuf accelerating towards the end to power India to a huge score.
Sri Lanka got a stable start with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sanath Jayasuriya adding 62 for the opening wicket but they collapsed in the middle to be reduced to 91 for 4. Yusuf made the crucial breakthroughs, dismissing both Dilshan and Jayasuriya.
Chinthaka Jayasinghe (30) and Kaushalya Weeraratne (38 off 15) stretched the game but Manpreet Gony, Irfan Pathan, and Munaf Patel held their nerves in the end to win the trophy for India.