Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has been found to be Kovid-19 positive. To be played a few days after the rescheduled Test match against England (IND vs ENG Test). The BCCI gave this information on social media while issuing an official statement on Sunday. BCCI wrote on its Twitter handle, "Team India captain Rohit Sharma has been found positive in the test for Covid-19 after the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and Under the supervision of the BCCI medical team.
Rohit was part of the Indian team in the four-day warm-up match being played against Leicestershire. After this, India will play a rescheduled Test against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham from July 1. Rohit had batted in the first innings on Thursday but he did not take the field during Saturdays second innings. He scored 25 runs before being dismissed in the first innings of the warm-up match.
It often happens that in the absence of the captain, the vice-captain leads the team. The vice-captain on this tour was KL Rahul who is himself out of the team due to injury and so far there has been no such update regarding the vice-captain. In such a situation, Team Indias fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah can get this responsibility.
Team Indias fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was given the responsibility of vice-captaincy in the three-match ODI series against South Africa. He also said during that time that "If he gets a chance to lead Team India, then he is completely ready for it. If given a chance, it will be an honor for him." I dont think any player would say no on such occasions. There can be no greater feeling than this
Whatever role is given to me by the team, I will try to do it to the best of my ability. If you are a senior player in the team, then you are the leader, it is just a matter of getting a position." The 5th match of the 5-match series against England will be played in Birmingham where the team will try to win the match and win the series 3- Capture by 1 but under the captaincy of Stokes, the team has completely changed and it is not going to be easy for Team India.