Yusuf Pathan, Former India All-Rounder, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan, former India all-rounder, took to Twitter on Saturday to reveal that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Earlier in the day, legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had tested COVID-19 positive. Yusuf was part of the India Legends squad, captained by Tendulkar, during the recently-concluded Road Safety World Series T20 tournament. Yusuf said he has mild symptoms and is currently quarantining at home while taking all the precautions and medication.  “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,” Yusuf tweeted.

“I would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest,” he added. 

Yusuf played a key role in the final of the Road Safety World Series, scoring an unbeaten 62 and picking up two crucial wickets.

The all-rounder from Baroda announced his retirement from all forms of the game on February 26. 

Yusuf played 57 One-Day Internationals and 22 Twenty20 Internationals for India. 

He was part of the 2007 T20 World Cup winning squad as well the 2011 squad that went onto win the 50-over World Cup.

Yusuf scored 810 runs including two centuries in the 50-over format while he has 236 runs at an impressive strike-rate of 146.58 in the shortest format of the game.

Yusuf was a seasoned campaigned in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He played 194 IPL games and scored 3,204 runs and managed to pick up 42 wickets as well. 

In the franchise-based T20 tournament, he represented Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and SunRisers Hyderabad.

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