India’s coach Rahul Dravid has absolutely recovered from Covid-19 and has joined the Indian crew in time for the crew’s opening Asia Cup recreation towards Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday.
As a BCCI official had confirmed to The Indian Categorical on Saturday, the board issued an official assertion on Sunday, saying, “Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid has tested negative for COVID-19 and has joined the team in Dubai. Interim coach, Mr VVS Laxman who was present with the team in Mr. Dravid’s absence, has returned to Bengaluru to oversee the India A programme.”
Dravid had examined constructive just a few days in the past and was beneath residence isolation in Bangalore. The Indian cricket board had determined to nominate VVS Laxman as interim coach till Dravid joined the crew.
Dravid’s signs had been delicate and it’s learnt that his check report got here unfavourable on August 27. India start their Asia Cup marketing campaign on August 28 with a recreation towards arch-rivals Pakistan.
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In an announcement earlier, Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, famous, “Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for COVID-19 in a routine test conducted ahead of the team’s departure to the UAE for Asia Cup 2022. Dravid is under the supervision of the BCCI Medical team and has mild symptoms. He will join the team once he returns with a negative COVID-19 report. The rest of the team will assemble in the UAE on 23rd August, 2022.”
Ravi Shastri, former India coach, had stated India don’t have to fret about their coach Rahul Dravid testing Covid constructive, and that he “will be back in the park soon.”
“In three-four days, it will be fine, and he will be back in the park.” The BCCI had already acknowledged that Dravid’s case was delicate and that he has been requested to endure one other check.
When he was requested at a promotion of Asia Cup on Star Sports, the place he featured alongside Pakistan’s Wasim Akram, if the Dravid scenario will harm India, Shastri stated, “I don’t think it will make that much of a difference. Today, they don’t call it covid; it’s just a bloody flu yaar. In 3-4 days, it will be fine.”
The BCCI had given just a few days’ break to Dravid and Laxman had coached the Indian crew on their tour of Zimbabwe. Rahul’s assist employees members Vikram Rathour, the batting coach, and Mhambrey, the bowling coach, had been rested for the tour of Zimbabwe. Laxman was assisted by the previous leg spinner Sairaj Bahutule and Hrishikesh Kanitkar.
Barring the break throughout the IPL, Dravid has been on the highway for nine-and-half months and for 5 collection since he took over final November.