Pacer Prasidh Krishna and leg-spinner Amit Mishra have recovered from covid-19 after having contracted the virus earlier.
Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra had tested positive for the virus on May 4, the day when the IPL 2021 was indefinitely suspended following an outbreak of the covid-19 virus in 4 different franchises.
Wriddhiman Saha, the Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper, has also returned a positive test on the same day as Mishra. India and Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Prasidh Krishna, who tested positive on May 8, has also recovered from Covid-19.
Wriddhiman Saha is part of the Indian squad that will fly to the UK for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, followed by a 5-Test series against England; Prasidh Krishna, who recently made his ODI debut, will also travel with the team as one of the 4 stand-by players.
Mishra announced his recovery on Twitter and also expressed his gratitude for the healthcare workers.
“The real heroes. Our Frontline workers. All I can say post my recovery is, You have my support and heartfelt appreciation for all you do. We are deeply grateful to you for all the sacrifices that you and your family are making…#grateful #coronawarriors #bcci #DelhiCapitals,” the leg-spinner tweeted.
The real heroes. Our Frontline workers. All I can say post my recovery is, You have my support and heartfelt appreciation for all you do.
We are deeply grateful to you for all the sacrifices that you and your family are making.
.#grateful #coronawarriors #bcci #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/Wg3vbqd42j
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 18, 2021
“Prasidh Krishna has recovered from COVID-19,” a BCCI source told PTI.
Prasidh Krishna tested positive after leaving IPL bio-bubble
Prasidh Krishna was the fourth Kolkata Knight Riders player to return a positive test after Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier, and Tim Seifert.
However, it was reported that the pacer had cleared all the tests before coming out of the IPL bubble in Ahmedabad, where KKR was playing before the suspension of the tournament, before returning to his home in Bengaluru.
He got a test done on May 6 after feeling uneasy; it was in Bengaluru where Krishna tested positive and then was in isolation at his home. He featured in all 7 games for the Knight Riders this season, picking up 8 wickets at an economy rate of 9.17.
The 25-year-old will now gear up for the tour of England. The Indian contingent will undergo a hard quarantine for about two weeks from May 19 in Mumbai before flying out with a charter plane on June 2.
Then, upon landing in Southampton, where the WTC final us to be staged, the squad will undergo another 10-day quarantine at the team hotel that is located within the ground premises – it will not be a hard quarantine, they would be allowed to train in the bubble.