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Devdutt Padikkal in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19

Devdutt Padikkal, 20, is "feeling well" and will "join the RCB bio-bubble once his RT-PCR tests are negative," the franchise said in the statement.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 5, 2021 8:33:26 am
devdutt padikkal, devdutt padikkal covid 19 negative, devdutt padikkal covid report, devdutt padikkal rcb, rcb covid 19 positive, ipl 2021 covid 19 positiveThe 20-year-old Padikkal was one of the finds of the last IPL, scoring 474 runs with five half-centuries and contributing handsomely to RCB's campaign. (FILE)

Devdutt Padikkal has tested positive for Covid-19 on March 22 and is in quarantine at his home in Bengaluru, Royal Challengers Bangalore said in a statement on Sunday.

Padikkal, 20, is “feeling well” and will “join the RCB bio-bubble once his RT-PCR tests are negative,” the franchise said in the statement. “The RCB medical team is in touch with Devdutt ensuring his safety and well-being,” it further said.

The 14th edition of the lucrative league starts in Mumbai on April 9 with RCB taking on defending champions Mumbai Indians.

The franchise, which has never won the tournament, posted the statement on its Twitter handle. “RCB Medical team is in touch with Devdutt ensuring his safety and well-being. He is feeling well and we can’t wait to have him join the squad for IPL2021,” the franchise wrote in another tweet.

The 20-year-old Padikkal was RCB’s highest scorer last season with 473 runs from 15 matches. He has also been in tremendous form in the domestic circuit.

He is only the second uncapped player in IPL’s history to score more than 400 runs in debut season.

On Saturday, Delhi Capitals and India all-rounder Axar Patel had tested positive for the highly contagious virus and is set to miss the team’s opener on April 10 due to quarantine protocols.

(With PTI inputs)

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