On the third day of the current warm-up game against Leicester, Team India suffered a huge setback when captain Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid. He was placed in isolation in preparation for the rescheduled Test against England on July 1.
The Indian captain Rohit tested positive following the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) he took on Saturday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on its official Twitter account. The BCCI medical staff is currently isolating and treating him.
“UPDATE: A Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) performed on Saturday revealed that #TeamIndia Captain Mr. Rohit Sharma tested positive with COVID-19. The BCCI Medical Team is caring for him while he remains in isolation at the team hotel, according to a tweet from BCCI.
The Indian captain opted not to bat on the third day of the practice match against Leicestershire, and it is uncertain whether or not he will play in the postponed final Test against England at Edgbaston on July 1.
With 368 runs scored in four matches and an excellent average of 52.27, Rohit is presently India’s leading scorer in the series, which ended suddenly last year.
It is important to note that India presently holds a 2-1 advantage over England in their five-match Test series. During the tour, the visiting team will also play three T20I games and the equivalent number of ODIs.