India women’s t20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur tests positive for covid-19
Indian women’s T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been isolated in Patiala after she tested positive for Covid-19. Kaur showed some mild symptoms of the viral disease after which she was sent to home isolation.
Currently, India is witnessing a huge surge in the covid-19 cases. This second wave of the viral infection has hit some of the biggest cricketing celebrities as well. Few days back retired cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan and S Badrinath tested positive for the virus. Now, another star has been added in this list. The current Indian women’s team batter Harmanpreet Kaur has also caught the virus.
The health department conducted a Covid-19 test after the player displayed a few symptoms of the coronavirus. The hard-hitting batter tested positive for the virus and hence was isolated in her Patiala home.
On 17th March, Kaur was on the field as she played in the ODI series against South Africa in Lucknow. She had shown decent form in the series as she scored a half century and a 40. Over the last four days, she started developing mild fever so the player decided to get herself tested on Monday.
A source close to Kaur revealed, “She is self-isolating at home. She got tested yesterday and the report came positive today morning. She had mild fever since four days so thought it was best to get tested. She is doing fine otherwise and should recover soon.” (PTI)
The source further added, “She was getting tested regularly during the South Africa series so she must have caught the virus after that only.”
Kaur was not able to be a part of the recently-concluded T20I series between India and South Africa as she had a hip-flexor injury. In her absence, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana had led the team.
The women in blue lost both both the ODI and T20 series.