Indian Women’s T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur tests positive for Covid-19

Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the Indian Women’s cricket team (T20) has contracted the novel coronavirus. She missed out on the three-match T20I series against South Africa due to her injury. But recently, she developed a mild fever and got herself tested for the virus on Monday. She confirmed the news on her Twitter story.

Harmanpreet Kaur tests positive for Covid-19
Harmanpreet Kaur tests positive for Covid-19. PC: BCCI

Kaur was recently seen playing in the South Africa Tour of India. Though India lost the ODI series 4-1, Kaur scored a total of 160 runs, with 54 being her best, before she injured herself with a hip-strain and had to leave the 5th ODI midway and also miss out on the entire T20I series. In the absence of Kaur, Smriti Mandhana led the Indian side for the T20I series, which they lost by 2-1.

The skipper is currently under home-quarantine and will be under observation.

“She is self-isolating at home. She got tested yesterday and the report came positive today morning. She had a mild fever for four days so thought it was best to get tested. She is doing fine otherwise and should recover soon,” a source close to the player told PTI.

“Unfortunately, I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am feeling ok and have quarantined myself by following all the guidelines advised by the authorities and my doctors. A humble request to all those people that have come in contact with me in the last 7 days to please get themselves tested to be on a safer side. By god’s grace and your well wishes, I will be back on the field soon. I urge you all to please wear masks and stay safe. Love, Harman,” her Instagram story read.

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Vaishnavi Iyer

I’m a Senior Masters student pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication. An all time Cricket enthusiast. I could never play the game but always loved watching it, and now writing about it!

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