Just a day after news emerged of how an Indian fan in Melbourne paid the restaurant bill of Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant, the five are now being investigated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for potentially breaching their bio-secure bubble.
The Indian cricketers are in Australia currently for the Test series that is squared at 1-1 with two matches to go and news of them being spotted in a Melbourne restaurant emerged after a series of Tweets by a fan. The fan as he mentions in his Twitter handle got overwhelmed with joy when he saw his favorite cricketers and immediately decided to pay their restaurant bill which amounted to Rs. 6683.
Fan clarifies that there was no hugs
Yesterday, in the series of Tweets that he made, the fan stated cricketer Rishabh Pant had thanked him and his wife before hugging the former. But soon after reports of an investigation came about, he took to Twitter again to clarify that the Indian wicket-keeper batsman never hugged and that social distancing was maintained throughout. He went on to apologize for the ‘miscommunication’.
It now remains to be seen what action the BCCI takes if the five cricketers are found guilty of breaching the bio-bubble and the strict COVID-19 social distancing norms. The third Test between India and Australia takes place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the 7th of January.