India captain Rohit Sharma tests COVID-19 positive; unlikely for rescheduled 5th Test match vs England
The Indian team has suffered a major setback before the rescheduled fifth Test match to be from July 1st to 5th between Indian cricket team and the England cricket team. The BCCI officially confirmed that team's captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive to COVID-19 and will have to stay in isolation for five days.
With just a couple of days to go for the commencement of the 5th Test match, India is currently playing Leicestershire in a warm-up match. Very surprisingly, in the 2nd innings of the Indian team, Rohit Sharma didn't came to bat, which shocked the followers.
But, now, the BCCI has officially confirmed that the India captain has tested positive to the COVID-19 and will be undergoing a 5 days isolation.
In such a situation, there is also doubt about the Indian captain's chances of playing the Edgbaston Test against England. Rohit is completing his isolation at the team hotel. They will also have to follow the same protocols that are currently being implemented during the England vs New Zealand Test series, which means that, Rohit have to be in isolation for atleast five days.
The Indian team toured England last year, but the last match of the five-match Test series was postponed due to various reasons and also COVID-19 playing spoilsport.
At that time, after the 4 matches, the Indian team currently leading 2-1 in the series. The reason for India's good performance was also the performance of Rohit Sharma, who did well as an opener. Rohit had scored 368 runs in eight innings at an average of 52.57 and was also the highest run-scorer for India in the series.