On Twitter, Pant shared a photo of himself with a garland and wrote: “After each loss is a victory and each winner is called a champion (English translation). Nice to be back. Thank you @RaviShastriOfc for this great welcome.” .
हार 🌺 के बाद ही जीत है और जितने वाले को कहते है बाज़ीगर😎🤣 Nice to be back. Thank you @RaviShastriOfc for this g… https://t.co/tws69IzCxn
– Rishabh Pants (@ RishabhPant17) 1626960465000
Down with the virus, Pant underwent COVID-19 and heart tests on Monday after completing his 10-day isolation period per UK guidelines. Pant tested positive for the virus during the team’s 20-day break after the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton.
“Hi @ RishabhPant17, great to have you back #TeamIndia,” BCCI tweeted with a photo of Pant. Pant, who had not stayed at the team’s hotel during the 20-day rest period, tested positive on July 8. He was asymptomatic and isolated. He was being closely monitored by the BCCI medical team and was on his way to recovery.
Hi @ RishabhPant17, great to have you back 😀 # TeamIndia https://t.co/aHYcRfhsLy
– BCCI (@BCCI) 1626897412000
“He will be able to join the team in Durham after returning two negative RT-PCR tests,” BCCI had said in a statement.
The BCCI medical team had also identified Bharat Arun, bowling coach, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhimanyu Easwaran as close contacts for Dayanand Garani (takedown specialist and masseuse), who was at the team’s hotel when he tested positive after RT-PCR tests on July 14.
The four staff members are in isolation for 10 days and will remain in their respective rooms at the team’s hotel in London. The entire Indian contingent, including traveling family members and caregivers, received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month in London. To mitigate any additional risk, the Indian contingent is taking the lateral flow test on a daily basis.