India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara & his wife Puja later today received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Pujara took to Twitter to post pictures of him along with his wife receiving the vaccine & captioned the post as, “Puja & I got our first dose of the vaccine today. Urges each one of you to try & get yours too if eligible”.
On Monday, Indian Captain Virat Kohli also received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Virat also appealed to everyone to get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible. “Vaccinated as soon as you can please. Stay safe”, Kohli wrote in his Instagram story by sharing a picture of himself getting vaccinated.
Another Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma also took to social media to share the news of getting himself vaccinated. Earlier on Monday, Ishant Sharma & his wife Pratima Singh also get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sharing the picture on Twitter Ishant wrote, “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”.
Last week Umesh Yadav. Ajinkya Rahane & Shikhar Dhawan also received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Rahane, Umesh, Ishant & Kohli will be next seen in action when India will come into a face-off against New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship.
Speaking to the media, the BCCI official said that it will need some more time to get a clear idea about the completion of the player’s vaccination for the all-India Test Cricketers who will depart for the UK on June 2 to play in the WTC final. The WTC final will start on June 18 & will continue till June 22 with June 23 kept as a reserve day. The WTC final was initially set to be played at the lord’s but the ICC decided to move it to Southampton due to the COVID-19 crisis across the globe. The BCCI on Friday named 20 players including four standby players for the WTC final & England Test Series.