The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has severely affected the cricket fraternity as many tournaments and leagues have been cancelled or suspended. A handful of cricketers have also tested positive for the deadly virus. It is now learned that India’s ace speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar might have contracted Covid-19.
The reports suggest that Bhuvneshwar along with his wife Nupur showed early symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Though their test results are yet to arrive, the cricketer and his better half have quarantined themselves away from everyone else as a precautionary measure.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer and Nupur are reportedly quarantining at their residence in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. On May 21, Kumar’s mother returned positive for Covid-19. Subsequently, the entire family underwent the Covid-19 test but they returned negative results. Last month, Bhuvneshwar’s father had passed away at 63 after battling liver cancer. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is likely to return to the match field during the India tour of SL.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar last played competitive cricket during the now-suspended 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). IPL 2021 was postponed for an indefinite time by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after several players and support staff members returned positive results.
The right-arm seamer didn’t experience an ideal outing in the league as he could pick just three wickets from five matches. The 31-year-old isn’t included in India’s squad for the final of the World Test Championship. Thus, he might travel to Sri Lanka for the limited-overs tour in July. However, the Covid-19 can hamper Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s chances.
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