Team India suffered a huge blow ahead of their one-off Test against England as skipper Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the news via Twitter, stating that India captain tested positive for the virus following a Rapid Antigen Test conducted on Saturday.
“Team India 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,” wrote BCCI in its tweet.
Rohit Sharma is currently in Isolation and his availability in the final Test is subject to fitness. An RT-PCR test will be conducted on Sunday to assess him again. However, if he fails to recover on time, wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant might get an opportunity to lead team India for the first time in whites.
Notably, the re-scheduled fifth and final Test match between England and India is slated to begin from July 1 at Edgbaston, followed by a T20I and an ODI series.