India head coach and former cricketer Ravi Shastri received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Indian government’s initiative to inoculate people of the age group of 60 plus and 45-59 years with comorbidities are eligible.
This is the second phase of vaccination by the Indian government after the COVID warriors were the first to receive the locally made vaccine jabs, as India began one of the biggest vaccination drives in the world on January 16, 2021. Even PM Narendra Modi took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccination on March 1. It was a jab of home-grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
India Head Coach Ravi Shastri Takes The First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccination
On Tuesday, Team India head coach Ravi Shastri took to social media and shared a picture of him taking his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. The 58-year-old former India captain is in Ahmedabad and keeping an eye on Team India’s preparations for the upcoming fourth Test against England which starts from March 4.
The team is scheduled to play 5 T20Is at the same venue later before flying to Pune for 3 ODIs. Meanwhile, Shastri got his dose of vaccination at the Apollo Hospital in Ahmedabad. In his post, Shastri thanked the medical professionals and scientists for helping India against the Coronavirus. He further thanked the staff at the Apollo hospital for the professionalism during the vaccination process as well.
Meanwhile, India needs to win this Test match in order to not just win the series 3-1, but also qualify for the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand to be played at Lord’s on June 18. A draw against England will also give India the qualification for the WTC final.
However, a win for England will eliminate India from the race of final and will let Australia go through to the WTC final.
“Got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you to the amazing medical professionals and scientists for empowering India against the pandemic. Extremely impressed with the professionalism shown by Kantaben and her team at Apollo hospital Ahmedabad in dealing with the COVID-19 vaccination,” Shastri captioned his tweet.
Here is Ravi Shastri’s tweet:
Got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you to the amazing medical professionals & scientists for empowering India 🇮🇳 against the pandemic.
Extremely impressed with the professionalism shown by Kantaben & her team at Apollo, Ahmedabad in dealing with COVID-19 vaccination pic.twitter.com/EI29kMdoDF
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 2, 2021