Former Indian batsman Badrinat said on Sunday that he tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in home isolation, making him the third former Indian cricketer from the World Series of Road Safety to be infected with the virus in recent days.
Badrinat, 40, recently played in the Raipur Veterans Tournament, just like the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and former multi-role Indian player Yusuf Patan, who also underwent COVID-19 on Saturday.
“I took all the necessary precautions and tested myself regularly. However, I have a positive test for COVID-19 and I have some mild symptoms,” Badrinath said on his Twitter handle.
“I will follow all protocols and isolate myself at home and take the necessary action on the advice (advice) of my doctor,” said Badrinat, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2018.
COVID-19 cases rose in the country with 62,714 new cases on Saturday.
On Saturday, Tendulkar and Yusuf announced that they had tested for a highly contagious virus. Both recently took part in the Road Safety World Series Challenge veterans tournament in Raipur.
The great blow brought the Indian team to victory in the tournament, which involved many former stars of the game from India and abroad.
The Raipur tournament allowed spectators to the final game, even when BCCI made a series of white balls against England a closed affair after the first two games of T20 International.
The crowd in the stadiums in Raipur was mostly seen without masks.
Questions are also being raised about the type of bio-bubble created by the organizers, as the event is about to become a super distributor.