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Fans React After Rohit Sharma Tested Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of 5th ‘IND vs ENG’ Test

The Indian all-format captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for Covid days before the start of the rescheduled fifth Test match between England and India. Rohit was a part of the ongoing warm-up match against Leicestershire and had even batted in the first innings.

Rohit Sharma Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

However, after testing positive for COVID-19, Rohit has been placed in isolation at the team hotel. The news was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) via their official Twitter handle.

In their statement, the BCCI revealed that Rohit’s Rapid Antigen Test has returned positive on Saturday and the BCCI medical team is taking care of him in the team hotel. The Tweet read:

UPDATE – #TeamIndia Captain Mr Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team.”

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Meanwhile, an RT-PCR Test has been scheduled for the Indian captain on Sunday (June 26) according to the Indian board’s statement.

“Team India captain Mr Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team. An RT-PCR test will be conducted on Sunday to ascertain his CT value,” the BCCI statement read.

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Rohit Didn’t Take The Field On Day 3 Of Tour Game

It has to be noted that Rohit didn’t take the field on Day 3 of the ongoing warm-up match. His absence from the game had raised several eyebrows as fans were eagerly waiting for him to play in the second innings. The antigen Test has put Rohit’s chances of playing in the much-awaited fifth Test match in doubt.

It was just a few days ago when Rohit, Virat Kohli, and others were seen roaming around the streets of Leicester. Several pictures and videos of them interacting with their fans had gone viral on the internet. Following this, the BCCI had to issue a warning to the whole squad. Fans on social media were left disappointed and are blaming the irresponsible behavior of the cricketers.

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