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Rohit Sharma tests positive for COVID-19
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Indian cricket team suffers a massive blow as their captain Rohit Sharma tests positive for Covid-19. The news came out just days before the final test against England started.

The fifth and final test of the 5-match series was supposed to take place in 2021. However, some significant players and staff testing positive before the test saw it postponed.

Now, after almost 300 days, the omens have not improved as the Indian captain tests positive before the match.

BCCI’s statement

The officials at BCCI confirmed the same by putting out a statement on Twitter that read, “Team India captain… has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday.”

A press release by Jay Shah soon followed, giving further insight into the matter. “He (Rohit Sharma) is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI medical team. An RTPCR will be conducted on Sunday to ascertain the CT value,” the release added.

The Indian captain was seen batting on the first day of the practice match. However, he did not take the field in the second inning or come on to bat for India.

Rohit Sharma is expected to play alongside Shubhman Gill in the final test that starts on the 1st of July. His participation is penultimate, considering he is supposed to lead the team from the front. Now the final Rt-PCR test on Sunday will determine his fate regarding the match.

Sharma is not the only player who has been affected by the virus. Earlier it was veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who had to miss his flight after returning with a positive result.

Earlier, BCCI had also issued a warning to the players. Since the matches are not being played under bio-bubble, the players were asked to minimize their interaction with the public.

Indian Fans will be hoping for Rohit Sharma to return a negative RT-PCR result. So that he can partake in the test that is about to begin on the 1st of July.

India currently is leveled 2-1 in the five-match series and will be eyeing a series win after 13 years on English soil.

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