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Virat, Ishant, Cheteshwar, Jasprit, Rishabh get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Indian team will be leaving for England on June 2 for a three-and-a-half month tour, comprising six Test matches, including the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: May 13, 2021 3:12:58 pm
virat kohli, virat kohli covid 19 vaccine, cheteshwar pujara, ishant sharma, india cricket team vaccinationIndian cricket team captain Virat Kohli receives his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (PTI Photo)

India captain Virat Kohli, senior pacer Ishant Sharma, Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara and India’s star pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Monday received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

While Kohli, who now lives in Mumbai, posted a photo on Instagram, Ishant and his wife Pratima, a former India hoopster, also uploaded their selfies in front of their vaccination centre.

“Thankful for this and grateful for all the essential workers. Happy to see the smooth running of the facility & management. Let’s all get vaccinated at the earliest,” Ishant wrote on his twitter handle.

Pujara was also accompanied by his wife to the vaccination centre.

“Puja and I got our first dose of the vaccine today. Urge each one of you to try and get yours too if eligible,” Pujara tweeted.

23-year old Pant, who has been named in the India squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the subsequent series in England, posted a picture of him taking the jab.

India’s star pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Tuesday said that he has received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. “Vaccinated. Please stay safe everyone,” tweeted the India and Mumbai Indians speedster along with a picture. Bumrah is expected to lead the Indian pace attack in the upcoming World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the subsequent away series in England.

India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, pacer Umesh Yadav and senior opener Shikhar Dhawan have already got their first jabs.

The Indian team will be leaving for England on June 2 for a three-and-a-half month tour, comprising six Test matches, including the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.

In order to ramp up the coronavirus vaccination drive in the country, the Centre had last month announced a ‘liberalised and accelerated’ Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination from May 1.

As per the order, everyone above the age of 18 are eligible to get COVID-19 vaccine.

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