All members of the Indian cricket team, including the isolated five, and support staff undergoes a RT-PCR test on Sunday. Reports have come and all reports show negative results. Amid an investigation into a possible biosecurity protocols breach after five India players — Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill and Navdeep Saini — had gone to a restaurant in Melbourne, the news of all the members testing negative will come as an enormous relief.
BCCI said, “Playing members of the Indian Cricket Team and support staff underwent an RT-PCR Test for Covid-19 on January 3, 2021. All tests have returned negative results.”
India vice-captain Rohit, Shaw, Pant, Gill, and Saini made headlines after a lover , during a series of tweets, showed them eating indoors at a restaurant in Melbourne on New Year’s Day day.
The fan claimed to possess paid the bill of the Indian players at the restaurant also adding that he had hugged Pant. However, he put out a clarification tweet subsequent day, saying, “Pant never hugged me it had been all said in excitement we maintained social distance all thru Apologies for miscommunication.”
The third Test of the Australia vs India four-match series is going to start on January 7 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The series is currently tied at 1-1 with India bouncing back from their defeat in Adelaide by outclassing the hosts in Melbourne.
Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane gave an excellent account of himself within the absence of Virat Kohli. Every Indian former cricketer has praised him for his fielding and bowling changes, along with ledding India from the front and scoring a gritty century.