The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League was suspended earlier this month after a number of franchisees reported cases of COVID-19 in their camps. The Knights of Calcutta were among the hardest hit, with Varun Chakravarti, Sandip Warrier, Prasid Krishna and Tim Seifert testing positive for the dreaded virus.
Chakravarti was among the first players to undergo COVID-19. In a recent interview with ESPNCricinfo, the spinner began to recover with the virus, which has so far claimed more than 2.91 lacquer lives in India.
“As for the way it all started, on May 1, I felt something was wrong. There was no cough, but I had a low temperature, so I did not attend our training. I immediately informed the team management and they quickly agreed on an RT-PCR test. I was immediately quarantined and isolated, away from the rest of my KKR teammates, in a separate wing of the hotel. I soon realized that I had tried positively, “Chakravarti said.
The spinner further said that Knight Riders support staff was extremely helpful during this time. “The KKR franchise was very supportive. They got to the point where even someone on the team leadership stayed with me, even after IPL it was postponed and abandoned only after I returned two negative tests and returned home. “
KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan also talks to players after the COVID crisis in the camp.
“Shah Rukh Khan talks to all the players individually and motivates us,” Chakravarti added.