Indian wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant has joined the Indian cricket team bio-bubble tested negative from COVID-19 ahead of the marquee Test series against England.
Rishabh Pant who had tested positive for the contagious virus, has completed 10 days of isolation period followed by two RT-PCR negative reports and proper cardio check-up which are mandatory before joining the Indian team.
BCCI shares Pant's photo along with a tweet on July 22,"Hello @RishabhPant17, great to have you back."
He had tested positive for noble coronavirus while he was staying at Southall at an acquaintance's place. He had developed mild symptoms of the virus and was found to be COVID-19 positive when he got tested.
Reportedly, he might have picked up the Delta 3 variant of the contagious virus while visiting a dentist for a toothache problem, contradictory to earlier reports of his presence at the Euro Championships which could have led to the infection.
Jay Shah who is BCCI Secretary had sent a cautionary letter to the Indian squadron, and asked the players to avoid crowded gatherings such as Wimbledon and Euro matches, after Pant tested positive for the virus.
The Indian cricket team is currently playing a practice match against a County XI side, before its first Test of the five-match series begins on August 4 at Nottingham.