Former Indian cricketer Subramaniam Badrinath on Sunday had tested positive for coronavirus and is in managed home isolation. He is the third former Indian cricketer to be tested positive for coronavirus after Sachin Tendulkar and Yusuf Pathan.
The 40-years old cricketer recently took part in the Road Safety World Series in Raipur along with other veterans of the game.
“I have been taking all the necessary precautions and have been getting tested regularly. However, I have tested positive for COVID-19 and have some mild symptoms,” Badrinath said in his Twitter handle.
“I will follow all protocols and will be isolating myself at home and will take needful action as per advise (advice) from my physician,” said Badrinath who announced retirement from all forms of cricket in 2018.
The Road Safety World Series has come into controversy as the participant cricketers are one by one getting infected with the virus. Netizens have started calling it Road ‘Unsafety’ World Series for the same reason.
The series was held in purpose to raise awareness about road safety and the road etiquettes in India. Besides India, South Africa Legends, England Legends, West Indies Legends, Bangladesh Legends and Sri Lanka legends have also participated in the series.
According to the doctors, all three cricketers have mild symptoms of the virus and are in control.
The cases tally has again started to rise after the second wave. As of now, the country is recording over 60,000 cases in the last 24 hours and Maharashtra alone has over 30,000 cases.
The Maharashtra government has announced a night curfew in the major cities of the state from 07 PM to 06 AM in the morning.
According to BCCI, the IPL games will go as per the schedule even if the states are imposing night curfews in the cities. The IPL matches will begin 07:30 PM onwards from 09th April 2021.