Following Sachin Tendulkar, Yusuf Pathan, and Subramaniam Badrinath, Irfan Pathan becomes the fourth player from the India Legends side that participated in the Road Safety World Series who tested positive for COVID-19.
Irfan Pathan wrote in his social media post: “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.”
Irfan’s brother Yusuf Pathan had also confirmed positive for COVID-19 after playing a match in Raipur with the India Legends squad. The captain of the glorious side, Sachin Tendulkar, had also confirmed positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms. Subramaniam Badrinath, a middle-order batsman, who had travelled with the rest of the squad in Raipur, also tested positive.
Sachin Tendulkar has been in home quarantine after revealing that his family members were confirmed negative. The legendary cricketer wrote: “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.”
Yusuf announced last week that he had exhibited moderate symptoms of the virus. The former all-rounder has been locked in self-isolation at home and is adhering to all necessary precautions. Badrinath, who announced his COVID report news on Sunday, has also been undergoing home quarantine with needed medical care.
The Road Safety World Series, which starred veterans from six teams globally, got halted after four matches in Mumbai because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
The series resumed in Raipur from March 5, 2021, with Bangladesh Legends replacing Australia Legends. India Legends won the inaugural title of the Road Safety World Series after defeating Sri Lanka Legends in the final held on March 21.
With the incoming second wave of the pandemic, many people, including professional cricketers and sportspersons, have tested positive for COVID-19. Irfan Pathan became the fourth player to test positive, following Tendulkar, Yusuf, and Badrinath, from the India Legends side.
With safety measures and the necessary medical care in place, all players have been in home isolation and have been exhibiting mild to no symptoms. Their strict concern towards healthcare will help ensure a speedy recovery.