Hardik Pandya to replace Rohit Sharma
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri is backing Hardik to replace the current leader.

Rahul Dravid tested positive for COVID-19 and hasn’t travelled with the team for the Asia Cup 2022. Meanwhile, former India head coach Ravi Shastri compared the current COVID-19 restrictions to last year.

There are no bio-bubbles, and the period for the infected players has been reduced. Shastri opened up on contracting COVID-19 after the 4th Test between India and England. Soon after Shastri, the team’s physio Yogesh Parmar also test positive. It created a panic among the Indian group.

The visiting players tested negative, but the boards agreed to postpone the 5th Test in Manchester.

India lost the rescheduled 5th Test in July this year, and the series finished 2-2. Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri said that had the COVID-19 restrictions eased out during his time with the Indian team, he would have been with the players, and Virat Kohli & Co. would have won the Test.

“When I got COVID-19, it was 14-day isolation. India would have played the match and won it if I was allowed to return to the dressing room in 6-7 days.”

Shastri even termed COVID-19 as flu these days and said Dravid would be fine in a couple of days.

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