Rahul Dravid Tests COVID19 Positive; Doubtful for Asia Cup 2022

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid

Dravid Tests COVID19 Positive: Indian cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid has been tested COVID-19 positive and is doubtful for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022.

Dravid Tests COVID19 Positive

It has now emerged that head coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for Covid-19 and won’t be travelling to the UAE, immediately at least.

“Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for COVID-19 in a routine test conducted ahead of the team’s departure to the UAE for Asia Cup 2022,” a BCCI release said.

“Mr. Dravid is under the supervision of the BCCI Medical team and has mild symptoms. He will join the team once he returns with a negative COVID-19 report. The rest of the team will assemble in UAE on 23rd August, 2022.”

The BCCI is believed to be making all the travel arrangements for Laxman, who is in Zimbabwe. A final call will be taken after a couple of days when the BCCI hopes to know the extent of seriousness in Dravid’s illness.

“Dravid’s symptoms are mild. So we will wait and decide later whether we need to send VVS Laxman as his replacement or not. Laxman is already in Harare and they are supposed to take a flight to Dubai today. We can ask Laxman to stay back for a few days in Dubai until Dravid’s situation gets clear. We have asked Dravid to undergo another test,” a BCCI official said.

India’s squad for Asia Cup

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan