In a Rapid Antigen Test performed on Saturday, Team India captain Rohit Sharma tested positive for COVID-19. Following the infection, the captain is presently in isolation at the team hotel. Following the conclusion of Day 3 of the current exhibition match between India and Leicestershire, the BCCI’s official Twitter account verified the situation.

“UPDATE: A Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) performed on Saturday revealed that #TeamIndia Captain Mr. Rohit Sharma tested positive for COVID-19,” the BCCI said in a presently being treated by the BCCI Medical Team in isolation at the team hotel.

Even though the team lost seven wickets and finished the day’s play with 364 runs, Rohit, who had been a member of the Indian squad during the warm-up game, opted not to bat on Day 3. Before being stopped by Roman Walker in the first inning, Rohit had scored 25 runs. On the second day, he also entered the field as India dismissed Leicestershire for 244 runs. The Indian skipper is in a race against time to fully recuperate before the fifth and final Test of the series between India and England is set to begin on July 1 at Edgbaston.

With 368 runs in four games at an amazing average of 52.27, Rohit is presently leading India in series scoring. India will take the field without both of their preferred openers if Rohit Sharma is unable to recuperate in time for the fifth Test since KL Rahul has already been ruled out of the series due to injury. If Rohit does miss the Edgbaston Test, Hanuma Vihari has a good chance of starting since there is no other designated opener in the Indian Test team outside Shubman Gill. In a historic opening role for India against Australia in the 2019 Sydney Test, Vihari scored eight runs off of around 60 deliveries, blunting the new ball.