Here's how Rishabh Pant may have tested positive to COVID-19
Before the Indian cricket team takes the field against the England cricket team, the Indian cricket team is going through a bit of trouble as multiple Indian cricket team members have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
And one prominent name to have contracted the virus that has to lead to the world's standstill is the Indian cricket team's first choice wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant. After Pant tested positive, some members from the staff team also tested positive and were in hotel quarantine.
The Indian cricket team has traveled to Durham to prepare for the England series with a 3-day warm-up match against County Select XI from July 20. And since Rishabh Pant has tested positive, the wicketkeeper-batsman has not traveled with the team.
And if reports are to be believed, backup wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is also in quarantine after getting in touch with some staff members.
This COVID-19 outbreak among the Indian national cricket team raises questions over how these members of the Indian cricket team tested positive.
Rishabh Pant had been to a dentist: Reports
According to a Times of India report, Pant visited the dentist on July 5th and 6th. Thus it is very much likely that he might have contracted the virus during that time.
Another possibility is, Rishabh Pant was present at the Wembley Stadium on June 29 to watch a big football match between the England national football team and the German national football team. Thus he may have contracted the virus during the game.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and former Indian cricketer and captain Sourav Ganguly backed the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and stated that it is impossible to wear the mask every time.
Rishabh Pant is a valuable asset for the Indian cricket team considering his form and performance in the past couple of months, especially his brilliant performance at the Gabba test against Australia. The Indian cricket team camp will hope that the player tests negative as soon as possible to be available for selection for the first Test match. At the same time, it is believed that KL Rahul will be the wicketkeeper in the 3-day warm-up game.