India women’s team’s T20I captain and ODI vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur posted a message on social media and revealed that she had tested negative for the COVID-19 virus and has recovered well.
Harmanpreet Kaur had announced on March 30 that she had contracted the deadly virus which has been on a rampage in India and the world. The nation is still fighting hard against it but nothing is yet stable. A number of sportspersons including cricketers falling prey to the virus.
My Only Message To Y’all Is To Take Care & Be Extra Careful: Harmanpreet Kaur
The 32-year-old had featured in the home ODI series against South Africa, before pulling out due to injury and Smriti Mandhana had led the Indian team in the T20I series, which the South African team won. Harmanpreet then revealed that she had contracted COVID-19 and went into self-isolation at home as she continued to experience mild symptoms.
Before being injured and missing the T20I series, Harmanpreet was in very good form with the bat, having scored a half-century and a 40-plus score. However, the India eves could not manage to avoid losses and went onto lose both the T20I and the ODI series to South African women. The only victory for the Women in Blue came in the last T20I of the series.
However, on Friday, April 16, 2021, Harmanpreet announced the good news that she had tested negative for the virus after two weeks of fighting with it and has recovered from the same. In a message on Twitter, Harmanpreet cautioned the country people that the virus is a serious thing and asked everyone to be cautious and follow all the instructions and protocols set by the government.
“Happy to inform you all that I have tested -ve & I’m feeling better. My only message to y’all is to take care & be extra careful. The virus is real & it’s dangerous. Follow all the protocols set up by the authorities. Wishing strength to the ones who are in the middle of the fight,” read the Tweet.
Happy to inform you all that I have tested -ve & I'm feeling better. My only message to y'all is to take care & be extra careful. The virus is real & it's dangerous.Follow all the protocols set up by the authorities.Wishing strength to the ones who are in the middle of the fight.
— Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) April 16, 2021
India will next tour to England where they will play a Test match in Bristol from June 16 onwards. And then the two teams will play in a series of 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. The Test match will be India’s first since 2014.