Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has joined the Indian Test team here after recovering from Covid-19 and completing isolation, the Indian cricket board has confirmed.Also Read - VIDEO: Team India Gears Up in Practice Session Before Test Series Against England
“Hello @RishabhPant17, great to have you back [emoticon: grinning face] #TeamIndia,” tweeted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Also Read - IND vs ENG 2021: Rishabh Pant Thanks Coach Ravi Shastri For Grand Welcome After Joining Team India, Quotes Shah Rukh Khan's Famous Dialogue
The BCCI, on July 15, announced that both Pant and training assistant Dayanand Garani had tested positive for Covid-19. The Board said that the young wicketkeeper was already into his eighth day of isolation at the time of announcement. Also Read - ENG vs IND 2021 | Rishabh Pant at No. 6 is One Place Too High: Nasser Hussain on India's Batting Order
Pant, who has now returned negative test results, had been in isolation for two weeks since testing positive.
India’s other wicketkeeper on the tour, Wriddhiman Saha is still in isolation along with bowling coach Bharat Arun and standby batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran for being in contact with Garani. The trio is expected to come out of isolation on July 24.
In the absence of both Pant and Saha, Indians have fielded KL Rahul as wicketkeeper in the ongoing warm-up match against County Select XI.