Yuzvendra Chahal’s parents test positive for COVID-19; cricketer’s father hospitalised with severe symptoms
Chahal's wife Dhanashree revealed the news on her Instagram story.
Updated - May 13, 2021 4:26 pm
The second wave of COVID-19 has literally wreaked havoc in India with the country witnessing more than 3.5 lakh positive cases daily. The shortage of oxygen has made things worse as well. Even the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) had to be suspended indefinitely after several cricketers contracted the virus inside the bubble.
The latest to be affected with COVID-19 are the parents of India cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal. The leg-spinner’s mother and father both have been tested positive for Coronavirus. Chahal’s wife Dhanashree Verma took to Instagram to reveal the news while requesting people to stay at home and not worsen the situation.
She also revealed that Chahal’s father has been admitted to hospital after showing severe symptoms while mother is being treated at home at the moment. “Now my parents in laws have tested positive with severe symptoms. My father-in-law is admitted and my mother in law is being treated at home. I was at the hospital and I have witnessed the worst. I am taking all the precautions,” she wrote in her story.
Here’s her story:
Yuzvendra Chahal’s next assignment could be in July
Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the many cricketers to donate to India’s fight against the pandemic. He contributed Rs 95,000 to the fund-raiser of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli which aimed to raise Rs 7 crore. He was also the part of the IPL featuring for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), one of the four camps, where no COVID cases emerged.
He is currently taking care of his family during these tough times. But India is scheduled to play against Sri Lanka in July in the island nation and the leggie is most likely to be picked for the tour. The Men in Blue will be facing Sri Lanka in three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals as the second string team will travel.
The Test team will be in England at that time with the five-match Test series against the home team to begin on August 4.