Indian women’s T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur tests positive for COVID-19

Harmanpreet Kaur had not played in the recently-concluded T20 series against South Africa due to an injury.

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur

Indian women’s T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has tested positive for COVID-19 today and is said to be experiencing mild symptoms. The 32-year-old was seen in action in the ODI series against South Africa. She had performed well in two matches out of the five, scoring a 40 and a half-century. However, an injury kept her out of the T20 series that followed as Smriti Mandhana took over captaincy duties.

India did not have the best of series against South Africa as they were defeated 4-1 in the ODIs and 2-1 in the T20Is at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The Indian women were returning to cricketing action after a period of one year and it was clear that they looked rusty. However, they found form in the final match of the tour with a resounding win in the final T20I and that is a good sign.

Harmanpreet Kaur experiencing mild symptoms

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur during the fifth ODI against South Africa

According to PTI sources, Harmanpreet Kaur had got herself tested after developing a mild fever. The test came out positive and she is now isolating at home.

“She is self-isolating at home. She got tested yesterday and the report came positive today morning. She had mild fever since four days so thought it was best to get tested. She is doing fine otherwise and should recover soon,” a source associated with the player reportedly told PTI.

“She was getting tested regularly during the South Africa series so she must have caught the virus after that only,” the source reportedly added, allaying concerns about other players potentially catching the virus as well.

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