Rishabh Pant takes his first jab of the COVID-19 vaccination

Rishabh Pant, the star India wicketkeeper-batsman, got his first injection of the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday.

The 23-year-old player, who has been named to India’s squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the subsequent series in England, posted a photo of himself taking the jab on social media. “Got my first jab today. When you are eligible, please step up and get the vaccine. The sooner we do it, the sooner we can beat this Virus,” Pant wrote on Twitter, alongside a photo.

Pant has been in excellent form this year, contributing significantly to India’s Test series victories over Australia and England. He was also the captain of the Delhi Capitals in the halted Indian Premier League.

Several of Pant’s teammates, including skipper Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane have received the first dose of the COVID 19 vaccine at various locations across the country.

The Indian cricket team’s head coach, Ravi Shastri, was the first to get the vaccine. He had his first vaccine in the first week of March when vaccination became available to all senior citizens. To intensify the country’s coronavirus vaccination campaign, the Centre declared last month a ‘liberalized and accelerated’ Phase 3 policy of COVID-19 vaccination beginning May 1.


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