Asia Cup: Coach Rahul Dravid hit by Corona, stir in Indian team before Asia Cup


New Delhi: The head coach of the Indian cricket team, Rahul Dravid, has been found to be Corona positive. The Indian team today left for the UAE to participate in the Asia Cup starting August 27. Dravid has not accompanied Team India on the Zimbabwe tour. He was rested before the Asia Cup. He was replaced by VVS Laxman, head of the National Cricket Academy, in the role of head coach.

Did not go to Dubai with the team
Rahul Dravid has not gone to Dubai with the Indian team. They have been sent to isolation. On Tuesday morning, other players of Team India, including captain Rohit Sharma, left for Dubai to take part in the tournament. Many players of the Asia Cup team went on tour to Zimbabwe. They will reach UAE from Zimbabwe itself. Dravid can join the Indian team only after the negative report comes.

the first major tournament
Rahul Dravid got the post of head coach of the Indian team after the World Cup last year. The Asia Cup is to be their first biggest tournament. Now due to Corona, questions have arisen only on his being with the team during this time. The T20 World Cup is to be played in Australia in October. All the key players of the team are there in the Asia Cup and here the team will also check its preparation.

In June, the Indian team went on a tour of England. There, before the Test match, captain Rohit Sharma got corona. The Indian team had to bear the brunt of this with defeat. Now the head coach has been infected before the Asia Cup.

Indian team for Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.

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