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Shikar Dhawan tests positive for Covid 19

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            Shikhar Dhawan, India’s opener, turned to social media on Thursday, February 3 to thank his supporters after it was revealed that he had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Wednesday that Shikhar Dhawan was one of seven members of the Indian team who tested positive for the virus after arriving in Ahmedabad for the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies, which begins on February 6.

Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Shreyas Iyer were among the three players who acquired the illness, along with backup player Saini and three other members of the support crew. They are all being held in isolation and will be closely watched by the BCCI medical staff.

“The RT-PCR tests of opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and fast bowler Navdeep Saini (standby player) on Monday (January 31) yielded good findings”, the BCCI stated. Notably, all members of the Indian squad were required to take RT-PCR testing at home and were only permitted to fly to Ahmedabad if the results were negative.

“Thank you for your well wishes. I’m well and grateful for all the love that’s come my way”, Dhawan said.

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