Rohit Sharma, Team India Captain, Tests Positive For COVID-19 In England

Rohit Sharma, Team India Captain, Tests Positive For COVID-19 In England

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19.© BCCI

Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma has had a positive test for COVID-19 just days before the start of the rescheduled Test match against England. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) informed through an official release and also posted the information on its Twitter handle. “# Team India Captain Mr. Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 after the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently alone in the team hotel and is being cared for by the BCCI’s medical team, “the BCCI wrote on Twitter.

Rohit Sharma was part of the team that is taking part in the four-day tour game against Leicestershire before the decisive Test match against England, which will start on July 1 in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Rohit batted in the first innings on Thursday, but did not come to bat in India’s second innings on Saturday. He scored 25 before being dismissed in the first innings of the warm-up match.

India have a 2-1 lead in the Test series against England. Rohit had earlier captained India in a 2-0 home Test series win against Sri Lanka earlier this year. If he recovers on time for the match in Edgbaston, it will be his first Test match as captain of the Indian team away from home.

India, led by Virat Kohli, had a 2-1 lead over England last year but had to cancel the fifth and final Test due to a coveted spread in the Indian camp. The BCCI and the ECB have decided to reschedule the rest of the Test matches this year.

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Apart from Test matches, India will also play three T20s and three ODIs in the tour.

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