Presently in quarantine, Team India has been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This takes the screen, days before the much foreseen and equally prophesied tour of England where the two teams will lock their horns for all three formats.
A Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) source was quoted by PTI saying, “All the players of the Women’s team have got their first dose of vaccination. Most of them got it in their respective cities, while a few who didn’t got their first jabs on Thursday.”
Team India is for the time being isolating itself in Mumbai before it flies for England for around-a-month long tour comprising of one odd-ball test match that starts on June 16, then a set of three ODIs that starts and sums up between June 27 and July 3, and another rescheduled array of three tests gearing from July 9 and concluding on July 14.
Team India all-rounder Deepti Sharma, on Thursday, took to her Twitter, to write, “Though I am a little scared of needles, but I got myself vaccinated today. I urge people to please get vaccinated as soon as they can! #GotTheDose #We4Vaccine #CovidVaccine.”
Though I am a little scared of needles, but I still got myself vaccinated today💉 I urge people to please get vaccinated as soon as they can!🙏🙏#GotTheDose #We4Vaccine #CovidVaccine pic.twitter.com/lRNtM6hUPb
— Deepti Sharma (@Deepti_Sharma06) May 27, 2021
As far as the addressable of the source of the BCCI is concerned, almost all the players have counted the jabs for the Covishield vaccine which will be followed by a fresh set of second doses which are yet to be conferred in England by a UK health department.
Cricketers have acted well for the nationwide insurgence of awareness amid the masses to inoculate themselves well in time. Be it starting from the skipper Virat Kohli followed by Jasprit Bumrah and Smriti Mandhana, both on the same day or the all-rounder Deepti Sharma today on Thursday, all the high-staged personalities are also helping people to be well aware of the essence of getting vaccinated. Sources say that Mithali Raj and Virat Kohli led respective squads will leave for England on June 2, boarding a chartered flight as well.