SLvsIND: Team India has been hit by another setback as two spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Krishnappa Gowtham have also returned covid positive after the completion of the Sri Lanka tour. The duo will have to stay back in Sri Lanka until they recover completely.
The reports on Friday confirmed the development as all the other Indian players touring Sri Lanka returned home after the end of the tour. The Indian contingent has landed back on home soil this evening.
It is noteworthy that, earlier, all-rounder Krunal Pandya was tested covid positive and sent into isolation. As per the protocols, eight of Krunal’s close contacts were also forced to quarantine.
All the three covid positive returned players stayed back in Sri Lanka. According to the health protocols, all the three aforementioned cricketers will only get to travel back home after they come up with two consecutive negative covid reports in the RT-PCR test.
“Yuzi and Gowtham have tested positive as the team was supposed to return by a charter flight to Bengaluru sans Krunal Pandya. But now as per rules, Gowtham and Yuzi will also have to be in seven-day isolation in Sri Lanka. The contingent has reached Bengaluru,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
India got hammered in the T20I series by 2-1 as Sri Lanka registered their first T20I series win since 2019. Team India were reduced to mere few young cricketers after the covid positive report of Krunal Pandya.
India clinched the ODI series by 2-1 prior to the loss of the T20I series.