Down with the virus, Rishabh Pant recovered from Covid-19 and returned to the Team India squad on Thursday. He was put on isolation for a period of 10 days as per the UK guidelines. Pant tested positive for the virus during the team’s 20-day break post the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton.
He had to miss Team India’s warm-up match against County Select XI in Durham. However, now he is fully recovered and has joined back the team.
Pant received a grand welcome of which he shared a picture of himself in a garland and wrote: “After every loss is a win and every winner is called champion (english translation). Thrilled to be back. Thank you @RaviShastriOfc for this grand welcome.”
“Hello @RishabhPant17, great to have you back #TeamIndia,” BCCI tweeted with a photo of Pant. Pant, who had not stayed in the team hotel during the 20-day break period, tested positive on July 8. He was asymptomatic and was in isolation. He was being closely monitored by the BCCI Medical Team and was on his way to recovery.
“He will be able to join the squad in Durham after returning two negative RT-PCR tests,” BCCI had said in a statement.