India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has joined the team bio-bubble on Wednesday after recovering from Covid-19. The left-hander was in mandatory quarantine for 10-days in his relative’s house at Southall after testing positive for the dreaded virus.
Pant was tested positive on July 8th but was asymptomatic and according to sources he might have picked the Delta 3 variant while visiting a dentist.
“Pant might have picked up the Delta 3 variant while visiting a dentist for a toothache problem, contrary to earlier reports that his presence at the Euro Championships could have led to him catching the infection,” sources.
His quarantine ended on Sunday(July 18) and following two mandatory RT-PCR negative reports & proper cardio check-ups, Pant has rejoined the bio-bubble in Durham ahead of the Test series against England.
BCCI welcomed Pant tweeting “Hello @RishabhPant17, great to have you back #TeamIndia,“, along with Pant’s photo, on Thursday.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 21, 2021
The Indian team led by Rohit Sharma is currently playing a tour game against the County Select XI in Durham. Pant, like previously reported had to miss out on the match and KL Rahul took the keeping duties. Saha is also unavailable and is quarantining with Bharat Arun, Abhimanyu Easwaran in their hotel in London as a precautionary measure.