The Indian Women's T20I cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur has tested positive for coronavirus. She revealed it in a tweet, "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 seven days to please get themselves tested to be on the safer side.”
"By god's grace and your well wishes, I will be back on the field soon," the 32-year-old concluded.
Kaur, who did not participate in the T20 series against South Africa in Lucknow after an injury, got herself tested on Monday after developing mild fever.
One of India’s ace women cricketers, Kaur last played in the ODI series against the South Africa women’s team in Lucknow. She had picked up a hip-flexor injury during the fifth ODI in the longer-format series preceding the T20Is.
Kaur has represented India Women in 104 ODIs and 114 T20Is, as well as two tests. She has scored 2,532 runs in the 50-over format with three centuries and 12 half-centuries. Known for her explosive hitting abilities, she has scored 2,532 runs in the 50-over format with three centuries and 12 half-centuries.
Earlier in October, pace bowler Mansi Joshi had tested positive. As a result, Joshi had to miss the Women's T20 Challenge in the UAE, where she was to represent the Velocity side, led by Mithali Raj.
Incidentally, former Indian cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, Yusuf Pathan, S Badrinath and Irfan Pathan — who were part of the Road Safety Series in Raipur— had tested positive for Covid-19 a few days back.
(Edited by Amrita Ghosh)