- Feb 23, 2024
- Dec 31, 2023
After the Indian Captain Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid 19 on Saturday, the Indian Cricket Board advised their players to avoid public appearances and stay indoors. The Indian captain has been in quarantine since the test report came out to be positive.
The series is being played without any bio-bubble restrictions but Covid 19 is still not over and players have been quite lenient in their behaviour.
Recently, it was seen that Indian star batters Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were hanging out in the public and were seen clicking pictures with their fans which were all over the social media. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was also seen clicking some pictures with the fans. This careless behaviour from the Indian team has irked the BCCI
“The board has scolded some players over their habit of hanging out in public. It also seems some players went in public and clicked pictures with fans, which could be dangerous. We had told them to stay careful but they still often roamed around in the city which is not required, so we asked them again to take precautions,” said a BCCI source, as quoted by CricketTimes.
Team India got the much-needed practice in the warm-up game against Leicestershire before the rescheduled fifth Test against England which is to start on 1st July 2022 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Team India are on the verge of a historical Test series victory on the English soil after 15 years. India are leading the series 2-1 and a draw or win in the fifth Test Match could seal the series for them.
England are in great form coming into the series having whitewashed New Zealand 3-0. They chased down totals of over 275 runs with ease in all three games. The star batsmen Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow shined in the series and will prove to be a thorn in India’s flesh in the fifth Test. Thus, the fifth rescheduled Test promises to be an absolute blockbuster.