Since early 2020 the entire world is facing some stern times due to the vast-spread coronavirus pandemic. These are some very tough times for the cricketers as well as they are required to stay in bio-secure bubbles during their ongoing cricketing assignments and have to undergo multiple COVID tests throughout the series. Team India is currently involved in a three-match home ODI series against England and due to the current coronavirus pandemic situation, it has been decided that all the three games will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune without the crowds.
India registered an impressive 66-run come from the behind win against England in the first ODI in Pune on Tuesday. Amidst the high-voltage India vs England white-ball series, India’s duo of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant were involved in a funny banter. In a video going viral on the internet, Pant is seen asking Rohit how he was feeling after the COVID test. However, the senior Indian opener also gave a hilarious reaction to Pant.
During the first ODI against England, Rohit was hit on his right elbow off a fierce 148 kmph delivery from speedster Mark Wood. The opener was seen feeling a lot of pain before getting dismissed for 28 runs off 42 balls. Rohit did not take the field during England’s chase due to the injury. He is very unlikely to take any further part in the three-match ENG vs IND ODI series. Shubman Gill will remain the top-contender to replace Rohit as Shikhar Dhawan’s opening partner in the second ODI scheduled on March 26. In another casualty, Shreyas Iyer who suffered a shoulder injury while fielding is also likely to be ruled out for the entire series.
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