After Tim Seifert, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Sandeep Warrier has also opened up on his experience of testing positive for novel coronavirus. The 30-year-old was one of the players who contracted the deadly virus during the now-postponed 14th edition of Indian Premier League.
After Warrier and his KKR teammate Varun Chakravarthy returned with COVID-19 positive results, it created a panic among the other players.
The growing list of coronavirus cases inside IPL’s bio-secure bubble led to the suspension of the marquee tournament.
Having recovered from COVID-19, Warrier recently spoke about how things had panned out for him during that difficult phase. The Tamil Nadu bowler revealed that KKR’s medical staff, manager, and a logistics team member, stayed back with him and Varun.
Sandeep further disclosed that team’s co-owner and famous Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan also remained in touch with him and Varun. The 55-year-old even inquired about their health conditions as he didn’t want the bowlers to be left alone amid those testing times.
“Our team doctor, Shrikant, and our manager (Wayne Bentley) and Raju (logistics) were staying back for me and Varun. They left only after we came negative. So we were fine,” Warrier said in an interview with News18.
“After we tested positive, we had to isolate the whole team. The next day, IPL was called off. We had a virtual meeting in which everyone was asking about me and Varun. Shah Rukh sir also spoke to everyone saying you all will be taken back home safely and that there is nothing to worry about,” he added.