Rohit Sharma Test Positive Ahead Of One-off Test, Fans Want Virat Kohli To Lead
By CricShots - Jun 26, 2022 10:27 am
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The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19, just days before the start of the rescheduled Test match against England. Last year, Rohit was the leading run-getter for India in the four Tests against England before the 5th Test had to reschedule after a Covid outbreak in the Indian camp.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

Confirming the same, BCCI tweeted, “#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.”

Rohit Sharma was part of the squad that has been taking place on Leicestershire in a 4-day tour match ahead of the decisive Test match against England, that is scheduled to be commencing on July 1 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. Rohit batted in the first innings on Thursday, but didn’t come out to bat on Day 3.

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Rohit Sharma scored 25 runs, before getting out in the first innings of the warm-up match. India leads the Test series against England 2-1. Rohit Sharma had earlier captained India to a 2-0 home Test series win over Sri Lanka earlier this year.

If he recovers in time for the match in Edgbaston, then he will be leading the Indian team for the first time in an overseas Test. Virat Kohli-led India had taken a 2-1 lead against England and the BCCI and ECB decided to rearrange the remaining Test match this year.

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The Indian skipper can still play the 5th Test but only if he tests negative in further rounds of testing. But if that doesn’t happen, it will be a question mark over whole will be leading the Indian side? However, netizens want Virat Kohli at the back of the helm in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Check out some tweets.