Rahul Dravid, the head coach of India, tested negative for COVID-19 and joined the squad before the Asia Cup match against Pakistan.
On August 23, Dravid tested positive for Covid-19 during a routine test before the team’s departure.
On August 28, Sports Today reported that the 49-year-old Dravid will be on the sidelines with team India for their much-anticipated game against their bitter rivals. On the evening of August 27, the former cricketer arrived in Dubai.
After being examined by the BCCI medical staff and testing negative for COVID-19, Dravid left for Dubai. On August 27, he also attended India’s practice session. In addition, the squad still has VVS Laxman, who was appointed as Dravid’s interim coach. Laxman is anticipated to attend the match between India and Pakistan before leaving and maybe returning.
Rahul Dravid tested positive for Covid-19 in a routine test:
Dravid tested positive for Covid-19 in a routine test done before the team’s departure to the UAE for the Asia Cup, the BCCI reported on August 23. He was being watched over by the BCCI medical staff and only displayed minor symptoms. The head of the NCA, Laxman, was appointed as team India’s interim head coach by the Indian Cricket Board a day later.
Laxman previously went to Zimbabwe for the ODI series with the Indian side. Along with vice-captain KL Rahul, Avesh Khan, Deepak Hooda, and others who had travelled from Harare, he joined the team in Dubai.
Virat Kohli, a former captain, will play competitive cricket again for the first time since taking a break at the Asia Cup. He will play in his 100th T20I if he participates in the opening game against Pakistan. Following the 2022 tour of England in July, Kohli eventually took a break because, as he acknowledged, he was “mentally down.”