Team India Batter Suryakumar Yadav found a creative way to watch the battle between India and England in Nottingham while spending time in quarantine. The 30-year-old shared a clip in his Instagram story in which he saw the first test on a device on his training device.
Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw are currently in mandatory isolation after moving to the UK from Sri Lanka to join the testing team as an injury replacement. In the run-up to the five-game test series, Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan were declared unfit to participate in the games against England.
On Saturday, Suryakumar Yadav shared the video in his Instagram story, in which he watched Team India in the second innings. The clip shows James Anderson bowling with Rohit Sharma. The batter of the Mumbai Indians shared the interesting video with the caption:
Upon arriving in England earlier this week, Suryakumar Yadav and Shaw went into quarantine immediately. The duo are allowed to join the Indian testing team after completing their isolation and returning multiple negative RT-PCR tests.
According to reports, Suryakumar Yadav and Shaw will be available for selection from the second test in the series. However, India is unlikely to push them straight into a test without practice.
A few days ago, Suryakumar Yadav shared an Instagram story where Rohit Sharma and his family watched him keep social distance. The cricketer interacted with his MI skipper from the balcony of his hotel room.
Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw were flown to Great Britain with special permission
Both Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw were flown from Colombo to Great Britain with special permission. A report in Cricbuzz a few days ago said that Suryakumar Yadav and Shaw were allowed to enter England as part of a rule created specifically for athletes by the British government. Sri Lanka is a Red Listed nation according to the UK Government’s travel advisory.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) made use of this special arrangement, which ensured that Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi could travel to the UK without any problems.
The duo’s departure for England from Sri Lanka seemed uncertain after both were sent into isolation as they were identified as close contacts by Krunal Pandya, who tested positive for COVID. However, after both Suryakumar Yadav and Shaw had COVID negative tests, they were sent to England.
Meanwhile, India finished Day 4 of the Nottingham Test 52-1. It takes 157 runs to win on Day 5.