Chennai Super Kings batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad joins practice session after recovering from COVID-19

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has recovered from COVID-19 and has joined the team’s practice session. The franchise took to Twitter to announce the news. In the post, Gaikwad can be seen with his pads on and a bat in his hand. CSK conducted a practice session on Sunday evening.

One of the two players who had tested positive for COVID-19, Gaikwad had to remain in isolation for a long period. He underwent two tests last week and remained in isolation after they returned positive. Later in the week, he tested negative for COVID-19 once. Gaikwad was allowed to join his teammates when he tested negative for the second time.

As per BCCI’s protocols, ha has also cleared the fitness test and took part in a practice session on Sunday.

Apart from Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar, 11 personnel had also tested positive for the infection. All 13 people from the CSK camp have now recovered. Chahar was also part of the playing XI in the opening game.

Gaikwad, who has 843 runs in 28 T20s, is a regular opener for Maharashtra and India A. He had first joined the franchise for Rs 20 Lakh in IPL 2019 auction. The 23-year-old is uncapped in IPL.

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