Former Indian cricketer and member of the 2011 World Cup-winning team Gautam Gambhir has tested positive for Covid-19. He experienced mild symptoms and got himself tested a couple of days back. After receiving the positive report, he has isolated himself.
Gambhir took to Twitter to make the announcement for the same on Tuesday. He asked everyone who came in contact with him in the past couple of days to get themselves tested.
“After experiencing mild symptoms, I tested positive for COVID today. Requesting everyone who came into my contact to get themselves tested,” Gambhir wrote on Twitter.
Here’s the Tweet made by Gautam Gambhir:
After experiencing mild symptoms, I tested positive for COVID today. Requesting everyone who came into my contact to get themselves tested. #StaySafe
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) January 25, 2022
Gambhir was roped in as the mentor by the Lucknow franchise last year. On Monday, the Lucknow franchise announced their official name and would be called Lucknow Super Giants in the upcoming edition of the Indian T20 League.
The franchise has also picked KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi as draft picks before moving to the mega auction which is scheduled for next month. Earlier, Rahul was the captain of the Punjab Kings franchise and he will now be leading the Super Giants team. Bishnoi was also a part of the PBKS franchise until the last season while Stoinis played for Delhi Capitals in 2021.
Former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower, who was the assistant coach of the PBKS, will be the head coach of the Super Giants franchise. The team has also onboarded former Indian wicketkeeper Vijay Dahiya as the assistant coach. Dahiya is the current head coach of the Uttar Pradesh Ranji team and previously worked with Gambhir when he was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise. Dahiya also worked for the Capitals franchise as the talent scout and was the coach of the Delhi Ranji team.