The Test series down under is going through an interesting phase right now. Both sides have won one game each and two games remain in the series. Just as we are heading to Sydney for the third Test, an interesting event has occurred which may even put the series at risk. As per reports, five Indian players including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Navdeep Saini, and Rishabh Pant have breached Cricket Australia’s bio-security protocols.
All these events happened due to one tweet that an excited fan posted on Twitter. This fan named Navaldeep Singh spotted these Indian superstars in a restaurant in Melbourne. They were seated indoors at Secret Kitchen, noodles and BBQ restaurant at Chadstone Shopping Centre. Navaldeep posted the footage of these players on social media and claimed that he paid their bill worth INR 6683. He narrated the entire event through his tweets and even claimed that Pant hugged him and the team took a picture with him.
This falls under breaching of bio-security protocols breached and Cricket Australia along with the BCCI have started an investigation on this matter.
The players and staff from both teams were requested to follow strict measures to minimize the chances of contracting the virus. They are allowed to eat, shop, and go outside but were told to be seated outdoors while visiting restaurants.
The staff at Secret Kitchen, noodles, and BBQ restaurant at Chadstone Shopping Centre, where the players dined have confirmed that the Indian cricketers were seated indoors. Both boards are investigating the matter and the final decision is yet to be made.
On the other hand, the fan who posted this video has apologized for the incident and clarified that Pant didn’t hug him and he told all these in his excitement.