England vs India: Rishabh Pant thrilled to be back with India squad, thanks Indian coach for the grand welcome

Team India’s star wicket-keeping batsman Rishabh Pant on Thursday joined the team in the bio-secure bubble in England, took to social media to thank Indian team coach Ravi Shastri for giving him a “grand welcome”.

Team India’s star wicket-keeping batsman Rishabh Pant on Thursday joined the team in the bio-secure bubble in England, took to social media to thank Indian team coach Ravi Shastri for giving him a “grand welcome”. Virat and team are set to meet England in a five-match Test series starting from August 4, are currently playing a warm-up game against County XI in Durham.

Pant who was tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and was isolated away from the rest of the team players. He joined with the squad on Thursday and posting few pictures on Twitter Pant said, ‘Thrilled to be back. Thank you @RaviShastriOfc for this grand welcome”.

The 23-year-old who tested positive for COVID-19, couldn’t feature in the warm-up game. He had to face two negative RT-PCR test reports before joining the squad. The upcoming five-match series will be played after India’s defeat to New Zealand in the World Test Championship (WTC) final in June.

Pant’s arrival is good news for India team management and fans as they now have a specialist wicket-keeper available with them ahead of the test series against England.

Earlier in the day, BCCI posted on Twitter to welcome Pant into the team. The Indian cricket board wrote: “Hello @RishabhPant17, great to have you back”.

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