New Delhi. Indian captain Rohit Sharma has been found to be Kovid-19 positive in the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). Rohit has been kept in isolation before the ‘5th Test against England. Indian cricket board (BCCI) gave this information on Sunday. The Test match will start in Birmingham from July 1 and if Rohit stays in isolation for six days, then fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah or wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant can be asked to lead the team.
Jasprit Bumrah has been the vice-captain of Team India
In February this year, BCCI made Jasprit Bumrah the vice-captain of the team in the home Test and T20 series against Sri Lanka. Before Jasprit Bumrah, Kapil Dev has taken over the captaincy of India. Under the leadership of Kapil Dev, the Indian team has become the winner of the ODI World Cup for the first time. At the same time, if only the bowler is followed, then leg-spinner Anil Kumble has taken over the command of India in Tests and ODIs. Currently, fast bowler Pat Cummins is also taking charge of Australia.
Rohit Sharma will undergo RT-PCR test
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said in a press release, “Team India captain Rohit Sharma has been found to be Kovid-19 positive in the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday.” According to the release, “He is currently in isolation in the team hotel.” and the medical team of BCCI is taking care of them. RT-PCR test will be done on Sunday to assess the CT value.
Rohit Sharma turns corona positive, BCCI medical team isolated
Rohit had batted on the first day of the practice match against Leicestershire but did not take to the field on the second day, he did not bat in India’s second innings either. The 35-year-old Indian captain was expected to open the innings in the Test match with Shubman Gill. But now their representation in this match will depend on the result of RT-PCR test and their recovery.
No bio-bubble on England tour
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also joined the team late in England as he was found to be Kovid-19 positive before the team left for the UK tour. A biologically safe environment (bio-bubble) has not been created in England for these matches. India too recently did not create a biologically safe environment to host South Africa.
Tags: India Vs England, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 26, 2022, 12:28 IST