Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 a few days before the start of the rearranged Test match against England. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gave this information through an official release and also posted the information on its Twitter handle. The BCCI wrote, “#TeamIndia Captain Mr. Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is presently in isolation at the Team Hotel and is part of the BCCI Medical Team.” are under supervision.” Twitter.
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.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 2022
Rohit Sharma was part of the squad to take on Leicestershire in a 4-day tour game ahead of the decider Test against England, which starts on 1 July at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Rohit batted in the first innings on Thursday but did not come out to bat in India’s second innings on Saturday. He scored 25 runs before being dismissed in the first innings of the practice match.
India lead 2-1 in the Test series against England. Rohit had earlier captained India to a 2-0 home Test series win over Sri Lanka this year. If he recovers in time for the match at Edgbaston, it will be his first Test as captain of the Indian team away from home.
Virat Kohli-led India took a 2-1 lead against England last year but the fifth and final Test had to be called off due to the outbreak of Covid in the Indian camp. The BCCI and ECB have decided to rearrange the remaining Test matches this year.