The second wave of the Coronavirus has wreaked havoc in India. Thousands of people have lost their lives and millions are battling the deadly disease. Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s family has been jolted by COVID-19 as Chahal’s parents have tested positive for the virus. It is reported that Chahal’s father is experiencing severe symptoms and has been hospitalised for the same.
Yuzvendra Chahal’s wife Dhanashree Verma took to Instagram to break the news.
“My parents in law have tested positive with severe symptoms. My father in law is admitted and my mother in law is being treated at home,” Dhanashree wrote in her Instagram story.
“I was at the hospital and I have witnessed the worst. I’m taking all the precautions, but Guys please stay at home and take proper care of your family,” she added.
Dhanashree also revealed that while she was in the IPL bio bubble, her parents and brother tested positive for COVID-19 but they recovered.
“It’s been really tough and challenging for me as mother and brother tested positive. I was in IPL bubble and felt extremely helpless but did monitor them time to time. It’s really difficult to stay away from your family. Fortunately, they’ve recovered,” Dhanashree wrote.
Chahal was part of the RCB franchise in the 14th edition of the IPL. The tournament was postponed after a series of COVID-19 positive cases in the bubble. Several players and support staff tested positive for the virus and consequently, BCCI had to postpone the tournament.
While RCB had a decent season as a team, Chahal was not at his best and picked up just four wickets in seven games. India is set to tour Sri Lanka in July and Chahal is expected to be in the squad. It will be an important series for the leg spinner who has been struggling with poor form. A good series against Sri Lanka will boost his chances for making a cut into the Indian squad for the World T20.