Yuzvendra Chahal and Krunal Pandya recover from Covid-19, return to India from Sri Lanka
Both the players announced their arrival from Sri Lanka on Twitter.
Updated - Aug 7, 2021 10:37 am
Indian team leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has returned back home safely from Sri Lanka. Chahal had got stuck in the Island nation after he tested positive for COVID-19 during the recent limited tour to Sri Lanka. The leg-spinner could not fly back with the Indian team as he had to recover and then only take the flight.
On his arrival to India, Chahal posted a picture on his Twitter account where he gave an update to his fans about his recovery. After being successful in the two ODIs which he played and the only T20I, the leg-spinner had to miss the last two T20Is. The incident started with Krunal Pandya testing positive for COVID-19.
Feels good to be negative with a positive attitude: Chahal writes on Twitter
Chahal on Friday wrote on his Twitter profile about his recovery. The Haryana spinner wrote, “Feels good to be negative with a positive attitude #home thank you for all your wishes.” He also posted a picture of himself, looking quite fit and healthy. The tour ended on July 29 but Chahal had to stay with the likes of Pandya and K Gowtham, another player who had to quarantine.
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) August 6, 2021
The tour was important for the right-arm wrist-spinner as he had been under some pressure. He ended as the leading wicket-taker in the ODI series, despite not playing one match. He took five wickets in the two matches, with an economy of 5.1. He also featured in a T20 match, returning with satisfactory performance. He ended with 1 for 19 from his four overs.
Krunal Pandya also reached his house from Sri Lanka. Much like Chahal, he also posted a picture on Twitter to let his fans know about his recovery. He thanked the BCCI and Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC). And further went on to thank the doctors and other medical professionals who helped him. “Thank you for your wishes, everyone. They kept me going. I’m completely fine now, thanks to all the efforts of the doctors and healthcare workers. Special mention to everyone at BCCI and Sri Lankan Cricket for all that they’ve done for me. Forever grateful,” Krunal Pandya wrote on Twitter.
Thank you for your wishes everyone. They kept me going 😊 I’m completely fine now, thanks to all the efforts of the doctors and healthcare workers. Special mention to everyone at BCCI and Sri Lankan Cricket for all that they’ve done for me. Forever grateful 🙏 pic.twitter.com/HMIll8YVdZ
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) August 6, 2021