Royal Challengers Bangalore’s younger batsman Devdutt Padikkal is quarantining at his residence since returning optimistic for COVID-19 throughout a check performed on March 22, his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore mentioned on Sunday.
The 14th version of the profitable league begins in Mumbai on April 9 with RCB taking over defending champions Mumbai Indians.
“Devdutt Padikkal examined optimistic for COVID-19 on 22nd March 2021. He has been in necessary quarantine at his residence in Bengaluru since then. Devdutt shall be match to hitch the RCB bio-bubble as soon as his RT-PCR assessments are damaging, as per IPL protocol,” RCB mentioned in a press release.
The franchise, which has by no means gained the event, posted the assertion on its Twitter deal with.
“RCB Medical crew is in contact with Devdutt making certain his security and well-being. He’s feeling effectively and we won’t wait to have him be part of the squad for IPL2021,” the franchise wrote in one other tweet.
The 20-year-old Padikkal was RCB’s highest scorer final season with 473 runs from 15 matches. He has additionally been in super kind within the home circuit. He’s solely the second uncapped participant in IPL’s historical past to attain greater than 400 runs in debut season.
On Saturday, Delhi Capitals and India all-rounder Axar Patel had examined optimistic for the extremely contagious virus and is about to overlook the crew’s opener on April 10 as a consequence of quarantine protocols.