Royal Challengers Bangalore opener, Devdutt Padikkal have tested positive for the COVID-19 ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). Padikkal is undergoing quarantine at his home after testing positive.
Devdutt Padikkal is the third player after the Kolkata Knight Riders’ Nitish Rana and Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel to test positive before IPL 2021.
“Devdutt Padikkal tested positive for COVID-19 on 22nd March 2021. He has been in mandatory quarantine at his residence in Bengaluru since then. Devdutt will be fit to join the RCB bio-bubble once his RT-PCR tests are negative, as per IPL protocol,” RCB said in an official statement.
“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 IPL 2021,” the statement further added.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are scheduled to play their opening match of the IPL 2021 against Mumbai Indians on April 9.