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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has given a huge update on skipper Rohit Sharma’s health who had tested positive for Covid-19 during the recently-concluded warm-up match against Leicestershire.

Speaking to the media in a virtual press conference, Dravid said that Rohit is not yet ruled out for the all-important 5th Test against England to be played in Edgbaston on Friday.

“Rohit is being monitored by our medical team and he is not yet been ruled out. Obviously, he needs to get the negative test to be available. We will keep monitoring him. We have still got a lot of time. He will have a test before taking the final call. We will see, it is really up to the medical team and sports science team to decide on that,” said Dravid.

There have been reports doing the rounds that experienced pacer Jasprit Bumrah will lead India in the Test match if Rohit fails to recover in time. However, Dravid said that it is better that the communication comes from the official source.

“Once we have exact clarity on Rohit then I think you will hear from official sources,” he added.

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