Team India‘s next red-ball project is against England as they play the five-match Test series, which starts in the first week of August. Before the series, the Virat Kohli and Co got a big setback as the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant tested positive for COVID-19.
Pant was at Wembley Stadium on June 30 to see England’s clash with Germany. According to reports, Pant is not experiencing any serious symptoms, but he will not travel to Durham, where the Indian team will meet on Thursday. to prepare for their three-day warm-up match against a XI team from the County Championship, starting July 20th.
As soon as the news appeared on social media, fans and fans of Pant flooded various platforms with their best wishes to the Delhi boy. Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina and senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also shared their reactions.
Raina went to Twitter and Pant quickly recovered.
“Get well soon, brother @ RishabhPant17 wish you a speedy recovery,” Raina wrote on the microblog site.
Get well soon brother @ RishabhPant17. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
– Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) 15 July 2021
Harbhajan also wanted Pant to be healed soon. He wrote: “Get well soon, champion @ RishabhPant17.”
Become a healthy champion soon @ RishabhPant17
– Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 15 July 2021
Former English skipper Michael Vaughan requested that isolation rules be changed for the safety of players. He feared for the upcoming domestic tournament, The Hundred, as well as the Test series between England and India. Vaughan reckons that Ashes 2021 could also get into trouble if the respective boards or authorities do not change the quarantine rules.
‘I fear for the 100 and the Indian Test series, unless the isolation laws change. We will probably have cases like at RishabhPant17 .. plus, furthermore, I fear that the Ashes can be taken out a lot by players, unless bubbles / quarantine rules change !, ” Vaughan wrote on Twitter.
I dread the 100 and the Indian Test series unless the isolation laws change .. we will probably have matters as it is @ RishabhPant17 .. and further further I am afraid that the Ashes can be greatly affected by players pulling out, unless bubbles / quarantine rules change!
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 15 July 2021
Especially for those recently concluded the ODI series between England and Pakistan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that seven team members, including three players and four staff members, tested positive for the new coronavirus.