Gautam Gambhir tests positive for COVID-19

Former Indian cricketer and Lok Sabha member, Gautam Gambhir, informed on Twitter that he has been tested positive for COVID-19.

On Tuesday, former Indian opening batsman and 2011 World Cup final’s hero Gautam Gambhir said on Twitter that he has been tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Gambhir also requested everyone who came in his contact to get tested.

Previously in November 2021, Gambhir had to isolate himself at home after a family member tested positive for the virus. On the contrary, as the Times of India reported, the COVID-19 situation in Delhi is getting better. On Tuesday, CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the positivity rate in Delhi has reduced by 20 percent in the last ten days.

Gambhir is a Lok Sabha member for East Delhi. He decided to go in politics field by joining BJP after his retirement in 2018 from all the formats of cricket. He went on to win Lok Sabha Elections for BJP in 2019 for the East Delhi seat.

The cricketer-turned-politician was recently appointed as the team mentor for the new IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants. Gambhir holds the record of most runs’ scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders and was the captain who led KKR to IPL title victory in 2012 and 2014. In a recent interview for Lucknow Super Giants, Gambhir emphasized Lucknow’s choice of picking KL Rahul in the side; he was in immense praise for the Indian opener, Rahul, stating the ability of Rahul to keep wickets, open the batting and his leadership. Gambhir also stated the importance of Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi in the side.

Gambhir has featured India in 54 Test matches, 147 ODIs, and 37 T20s. He was part of both the 2007 and 2011 world cup winning Indian sides and played a crucial role in both tournaments.

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