CSK batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad has finally tested negative twice for COVID-19 and is allowed to enter the IPL bio bubble now. He was in special isolation after he had tested positive on the 1st of September with 12 other members of the CSK group. He had missed the first game and is also likely to miss the next one against RR which is to be played on 22nd September.
CSK had to extend their quarantine after 13 members of the squad had tested positive for Covid-19 on their 5th day in quarantine. They were the last to begin their training session which started on September 4th.
CSK confirm Ruturaj Gaikwad set to resume training
On Monday, the CSK took to twitter to confirm that Gaikwad had resumed training. It is yet unclear if this makes him eligible for selection for Super Kings’ second game against Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah on Tuesday.
“The first thing you wanna see on a Monday morning. Look who’s back! “CSK tweeted.
After being tested negative twice, Ruturaj Gaikwad will have to clear the fitness tests, and then he can join the regular training with the CSK squad. Gaikwad is being tipped to be the replacement for Suresh Raina who had withdrawn from the tournament earlier citing personal reasons.
Deepak Chahar who had also tested positive for COVID-19 had returned in time and played against MI bagging two wickets.
CSK to face RR in their next match
Chennai Super Kings are set to play Rajasthan Royals on 22nd of September in their second match of the IPL, at the Sharjah International Stadium. CSK started their IPL 2020 campaign by winning their first match against MI by five wickets.
CSK in this campaign are competing without their veteran players, Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina. They have both withdrawn from the tournament citing personal reasons.