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Irfan Pathan 4th cricketer to test COVID-19 positive in Road Safety World Series including Sachin Tendulkar


Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Monday grew to become the fourth Indian cricketer to test COVID-19 positive, having lately taken half in the veteran’s Road Safety World Series event in Raipur, which is quick turning out to be an excellent spreader. 

Before Irfan, his elder brother Yusuf, legendary Sachin Tendulkar and S Badrinath have all taken to twitter to announce that they’ve examined positive for COVID-19. 

“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 recent past to please get themselves tested,” Irfan tweeted. 

“Urging all to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Wishing you all good health,” he additional wrote.

Road Safety World Series is a personal event that did not have BCCI approval because it was solely meant for retired cricketers. The worst half was that the organisers didn’t limit crowd motion even when BCCI made the later a part of England sequence a closed-door affair. 

Spectators weren’t carrying masks and questions are being raised as to what sort of bio-bubble was created by the organisers of the Road Safety World Series. 

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Yusuf Pathan, who played alongside Badrinath in the recently-concluded Road Safety World Series, additionally examined positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Both the previous Indian cricketers shared the information on Twitter.  

“I’ve tested positive for COVID-19 today with mild symptoms. Post the confirmation, I have quarantined myself at home and taking all the necessary precautions and medication required. I would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest,” Pathan tweeted.   

“I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure Covid is kept at bay. However, I’ve tested positive today following mild symptoms. All others at home have tested negative. I’ve quarantined myself at home and am following all the necessary protocols as advised by my doctors. I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country. Take care all of you,” Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.

(with PTI inputs)



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