Five Indian players including Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant are in isolation after a video emerged of them “eating at an outside venue” in Melbourne on New Year’s Day day. Rohit and Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini, have all been separated from both the India and Australia squads. The five Indian players, however, are going to be ready to train.
Cricket Australia said during a media release, “in accordance with the strict protocols that are put in situ to make sure the continued safety of all members of the Indian and Australian squads.” Both the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and therefore the Australian board have also launched an investigation for a possible breach of the biosecurity protocols.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) did a investigation to a video posted on social media that alleged to show Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini eating at an outside venue in Melbourne on New Year’s Day day,” the media release read.
“The BCCI and CA are investigating the matter and seeking to work out whether the outing constitutes a breach of biosecurity protocols.” “In the interim, on the recommendation of the Australian and Indian medical teams, the aforementioned players are placed in isolation as a precaution. this may include separating the group of players from the broader Indian and Australian squads when traveling and at the training venue,” the CA release added. a lover had posted a video on Twitter of the players seated indoors at a restaurant, also claiming that he had paid the bill for his or her lunch.
After initially claiming that Pant had “hugged” him, the fan later clarified that the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman “never hugged me it had been all said in excitement”.
Rohit Sharma had joined the India squad recently in Melbourne, having completed his 14-day quarantine in Sydney. Rohit had flown back to India from the UAE after leading Mumbai Indians to their fifth IPL trophy.
After completing his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, having suffered a hamstring injury, he reached Australia last month but had to quarantine for 14 days. The Australia vs India four-match Test series is currently level at 1-1. The third Test is scheduled to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), starting on January 7.