Rohit tests Covid positive ahead of final Test against England on July 1

LEICESTER: Team India faced a major setback on Sunday as the skipper Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid on the third day of the ongoing warm-up match against Leicester and went into isolation ahead of rescheduled Test against England on July 1.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced on its official Twitter handle that Indian captain Rohit has tested positive after he underwent the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on Saturday. He is currently undergoing isolation and treatment by the BCCI medical team.

“UPDATE – #TeamIndia Captain Mr. Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team,” BCCI tweeted.

Indian skipper didn’t come out to bat on the third day of the warm-up game against Leicestershire, meanwhile, his participation in the rescheduled final Test against England in Edgbaston on July 1, might be under clouds.

Rohit is currently the highest scorer for India in the series, which ended abruptly last year, scoring 368 runs in four matches with an impressive average of 52.27.

It is worth mentioning here that India is currently leading the series 2-1 the five-match series against England. The touring side will also play three T20I matches and as many ODIs against the hosts during the tour.

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