Team India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant ignored the instruction and posed with the fans during the ongoing warm-up clash against Leicestershire.
Team India’s preparations for the upcoming Test against England have been rocked after their skipper Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid-19. The BCCI confirmed that the batting star tested positive after a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday (June 25).
A release from BCCI stated that Rohit has been placed under isolation at the team hotel and in under the care of the board’s medical team. He will take an RT-PCR on Sunday to confirm and ascertain the severity of the infection.
And as Rohit recovers from Covid-19, a video of Rishabh Pant ignoring the instructions in order to meet fans has started circulating on the social media. The incident reportedly took place on day 3 of the ongoing warm-up game between India and Leicestershire.
There were clear instructions that Team India players would not sign autographs or take photos with the fans during the warm-up game. The decision was taken to ensure that players do not contract the Covid-19 virus. Pant, however, paid little attention to the instruction and posed with some young fans. In the video, he was seen signing a bat for a young fan before posing with a large group of fans.
Here is a video of the incident:
Rishabh Pant: pic.twitter.com/tVtMcG29iQ
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Rishabh Pant’s entertaining fifty in the warm-up game:
Rishabh Pant scored an impressive fifty in the first innings of the ongoing warm-up game. The wicketkeeper-batsman is playing from the Leicestershire camp in the game and made his presence felt with his fine knock.
The home side was reeling at 44 for 3 when Pant came out to bat and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Pant, however, scored a fine fifty to help Leicestershire post a respectable total of 44. He scored 76 runs off just 87 balls with the help of 14 fours and a six.
Meanwhile, India have put on a far better show with the bat in the second innings. After declaring their innings on 246 for 8 in the first innings, the visitors finished day 3 on 364 for 7. With Rohit not coming out to bat, Srikar Bharat opened the innings with Shubman Gill as the duo shared 62 runs for the first wicket.
Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja then scored fifties to warm-up in style ahead of the upcoming Test against England. At stumps, Jadeja was unbeaten on 56 while Mohammed Siraj was unbeaten on 1.