Pant contracts Covid virus

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Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for Covid -19 virus in England and is staying in home isolation at the moment.

Pant is home quarantined at his relatives’ place.

The Indian squad sans Pant will return to bio-bubble in Durham on Thursday.

Sources said the left-hander experienced a sore throat, which led to a Covid test and it returned positive.

His teammates and support staff, who came in contact with the player, were kept in isolation for three days and they have completed their isolation period.

Incidentally, Pant was among the attendees at the Wembley stadium to watch an England vs Germany Euro match on June 30.

On the same day, England recorded the highest number of daily infections since 15 January at 42,302.

The stylish wicketkeeper-batsman was then questioned and warned by the fans about the absence of the face mask, especially in the jam-packed stadium. 

“You must be wearing mask. What message are u conveying to the people who follow you. Soch badlo to desh badlega. Anyways be safe,” wrote a fan.

Looks like it was sensible advice!

The Indian players were allowed to leave the bio-bubble in England and spent time on their own after the World Test Championship final that ended on June 23.

We wish Rishabh Pant an early recovery.