Irfan Pathan comes to the rescue of CSK cobbler depending on IPL for sustenance
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: June 16, 2020 3:23:54 pm


Irfan Pathan helps CSK cobbler, Irfan pathan helps poor, CSK cobbler R Bhaskaran, Pathan reaches out to CSK cobbler R Bhaskaran is the official cobbler of CSK for the final 12 years. (File/Twitter)

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many to the edge of poverty and hunger. Amidst all this, former India seamer Irfan Pathan has set an instance on how one might be compassionate and useful to those that want assist in these powerful occasions.

Irfan alongside together with his elder brother Yusuf Pathan have been earlier seen distributing masks, meals packets and medicines throughout the lockdown. In a contemporary incident, Irfan helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) official cobbler R Bhaskaran with Rs 25,000 because it was troublesome for him to make each ends meet due to the postponement of the IPL.

Bhaskaran sits on Wallajah Road in Chennai since 1993 and he has been CSK’s official cobbler for the final 12 years. During the match days, he works from a small workstation outdoors the Players and Match Officials space.

Appreciating the gesture by Irfan, Team India wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik wrote on Twitter,” Special stuff @IrfanPathan . Well achieved and to many extra such small deeds of generosity from everybody. Sweet of you @RaunakRK to deliver up to mild such optimistic stuff as effectively throughout these grim occasions.”

Irfan got here to know the plight of the cobbler after studying a media report. The cricketer went out of his means to assist the cobbler, who’s at the moment out of work, by donating the identical quantity of cash as he would make throughout a daily season of IPL. “I bought Rs 1,000 per match and CSK gamers took excellent care of me. At the finish of the season, gamers and coaches would pool in and hand it over to me. Last 12 months, I bought round Rs 25,000, other than what Dhoni gave me individually.

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“Last week Irfan Pathan sent some money (Rs 25,000). I bought groceries for the family. Since there was no work, I had borrowed money and have to pay it back. I don’t know how I will survive. If cricket doesn’t return soon, I will be gone,” Bhaskaran was quoted as saying by ‘The New Indian Express’.

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