Nepal star Sandeep Lamichhane has tested positive for COVID-19. The cricketer himself confirmed the news on Friday. The leg-spinner, who was recently in the UAE for the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), took to Twitter to reveal that he has contracted the dreaded virus.
In a worrying update, Sandeep Lamichhane also revealed that he had body ache since Wednesday. At the same time, he also assured that his health is getting better now as he asked his well-wishers to keep him in their prayers.
“Hi Everyone, Greetings to all. Its my sincere duty to tell you all that I have been tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I had some body aches since Wednesday. But my health is improving a little bit now. If all goes well, I will return to the field again. Keep me in your prayers,” he added.
Hi Everyone, Greetings to all.
Its my sincere duty to tell you all that I have been tested positive for COVID-19. I had some body aches since Wednesday. But my health is improving a little bit now. If all goes well, I will return to the field again. Keep me in your prayers.?
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@Sandeep25) November 27, 2020
The first player from Nepal to bag an IPL contract, Sandeep Lamichhane was a part of the Delhi Capitals camp for IPL 2020. He, however, did not play a single game during the season as Delhi Capitals made it to the first-ever IPL final where they lost to Mumbai Indians. Sandeep Lamichhane had played 3 and 6 games in the 2018 and 2019 seasons respectively.
The 20-year old is set to be seen in action soon in the upcoming season of the Big Bash League. Earlier this month, Hobart Hurricanes had secured his services. The Nepal star is not new to playing in the BBL, having plied his trade for Melbourne Stars in the last two seasons.
In his previous two seasons of BBL cricket, he taken 26 wickets at an average of 19.80 in the 20 matches he’s played. BBL is scheduled to start on December 10.
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