Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal has joined the squad in Chennai after he examined destructive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The official social media account of the franchise confirmed the event.
“Daring Diaries: Devdutt Padikkal joins the RCB camp after testing destructive for COVID-19. He’s wholesome, feeling higher and raring to go. Right here’s a message to all RCB followers from Devdutt,” the franchise wrote on Twitter, attaching a video message from Padikkal.
Padikkal examined constructive for COVID-19 on March 22 and underwent residence isolation in Bengaluru.
Earlier at this time, RCB additionally introduced that the franchise’s Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams had examined constructive for COVID-19. He’s at present asymptomatic and present process residence isolation.
RCB will tackle defending champions Mumbai Indians within the tournament-opener on Friday. Sams has performed in solely three IPL video games to this point in his profession.
On Tuesday, Mumbai Indians’ wicket-keeping guide and expertise scout Kiran Extra had additionally examined constructive for the virus, however all different members of the defending champions’ squad returned destructive stories.
IPL 2021 has been hit arduous by the coronavirus even earlier than its begin as numerous ground-staff on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, broadcast crew occasion administration officers, and a few cricketers, together with the likes of Axar Patel and Nitish Rana, have contracted the an infection.