Kolkata Knight Riders star Nitish Rana has found negative for COVID-19 ahead of IPL 2021.
As claimed in an official statement by KKR, Rana back negative when he was tested upon arrival at the KKR squad hotel on March 19.
Though two days later, he tested positive throughout his quarantine period. The southpaw isolated himself for 10 days and got tested on Thursday (April 1), where he left negative.
“Nitish Rana had checked into the KKR team hotel in Mumbai, on March 21, 2021, with a negative COVID report which was done on March 19, 2021. As per IPL protocol, he was tested on March 22, during his quarantine and the report showed that he was positive. He has had no symptoms and has been completely asymptomatic since. Again as per IPL protocol, he isolated himself and was tested again today. We are glad to report that he has tested negative,” Kolkata Knight Riders stated.
#KolkataKnightRiders batsman #NitishRana had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 22, #KKR said on Thursday, but he has subsequently tested negative and will start training soon #IPL2021https://t.co/tfwdwZ6zbW
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) April 1, 2021
The statement further said that Nitish Rana would recover to full fitness soon and begin their training for the coming IPL season.
Nitish Rana had his best IPL season last year in the United Arab Emirates
Nitish Rana started his IPL journey with the Mumbai Indians in 2016. After a couple of impressive seasons with MI, Rana switched to the Kolkata Knight Riders before IPL 2018.
The 27-year-old has been a regular performer for the Knight Riders thereafter. He has breached the 300-run benchmark in every season with the franchise. Last year, he passed the 350-run mark and ended with 352 runs in 14 innings.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 1, 2021Advertisement
Rana will look ahead to playing the same way for the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021. KKR will open their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11.
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