After Anrich Nortje, Rabada now under scanner for Covid-19?
IPL 2021: Pacer Anrich Nortje’s positive Covid-19 report has come as a huge blow for Delhi Capitals (DC) ahead of their clash against Rajasthan Royals (RR). According to ANI, the South African quickie tested positive while undergoing quarantine.“He came in with a negative report, but has unfortunately tested positive now while undergoing quarantine,” the source said. This has put DC management on alert mode as they have put there is a possibility Kagiso Rabada might also return positive for Covid-19 as the duo had entered the DC bio-bubble together.
For now, a sigh of relief for DC is that Rabada has come negative in both of his Covid-19 tests. However, a source close to the development said that he will now be monitored closely. “Rabada’s both reports have come negative which is good news. But who knows he might come positive in the third test. We will monitor him closely,” the source told InsideSport.
It is likely the South African duo will miss DC vs RR clash on Thursday.
IPL 2021: What about David Miller, Lungi Ngidi and Quinton de Kock?
Franchises are on a backfoot after the latest development. Rajasthan Royals (RR) who were eagerly waiting for David Miller’s availability might have to wait a little longer now. The Rajasthan Royals batsman had travelled to Mumbai with Rabada and Nortje on the same flight and therefore he might have contracted Covid-19 too.
The situation is the same in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) too. Lungi Ngidi had also travelled to Mumbai along with DC pacers and will be under scanner.
However, Mumbai Indians will be a happy side as it is a close shave for Quinton de Kock. Unlike the other four, De Kock had taken a flight to Chennai as Mumbai Indians play their first leg at CSK’s home. The wicketkeeper-batsman played his first IPL 2021 game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
IPL 2021: Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc
Nortje is the fifth player in IPL and third from DC camp to test positive. Earlier, KKR’s Nitish Rana, Royal Challenger Bangalore’s Devdutt Padikkal and Daniel Sams and DC’s Axar Patel were tested positive.