Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant had tested positive for the virus, now, after 10 days of isolation and mandatory RT-PCR negative reports, he has joined the team

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has joined the team Bio-Bubble after recovering from COVID-19 ahead of the marquee Test series against England.

Pant, who tested positive for the virus, has completed an isolation period of 10 days, followed by two RT-PCR negative reports and proper cardio check-ups which are mandatory before joining the team.

“Hello @RishabhPant17, great to have you back,” BCCI said in a tweet on Thursday, July 22, along with Pant’s picture.

Pant had tested positive during his stay in Southhall at an acquaintance’s place. He had developed mild symptoms and was found to be COVID-19 positive when he was tested.

According to sources, Pant might have opted for the Delta 3 variant while visiting the dentist for a toothache problem, contrary to earlier reports that he could have contracted the infection due to his appearance at the Euro Championships.

After Pant tested positive, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had sent a warning letter to the Indian contingent, asking players to avoid crowded gatherings such as Wimbledon and Euro matches.

The Indian team is currently playing a warm-up match against County XI, the first Test of the five-match series starting on August 4 in Nottingham.