Irfan-Yusuf Pathan

Irfan and Yusuf Pathan to donate 4000 masks amid coronavirus scare

Amid coronavirus outbreak, former India cricketers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan have decided to donate over 4,000 masks.

Irfan, who played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is for Team India, posted a video on Twitter and revealed the news.


“Doing our bit for society. Whatever u guys can do, please go ahead and help each other as far as sanitation is concerned. But don’t gather a crowd! @iamyusufpathan #corona it’s a small start hopefully we will be keep helping more. Every one of us” tweeted the 35-year-old.

In a video, Irfan informed that he and his brother bought the masks in the name of the Mehmood Khan Pathan Charitable Trust, which is run by their father.


The former all-rounder also disclosed that the masks would be distributed to the Vadodara health department, who will, in turn, distribute it to the needy.

According to the Union health ministry, the number of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed 500. Globally 350,000 confirmed cases have been reported, and the death toll has passed 15,000.


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