The England vs India Test match at Manchester which was doubtful due to certain scenarios is finally going to happen. The Indian players returned with negative results in their recent RT PCR Tests after their trainer Yogesh Parmar tested positive. Virat Kohli and Joe Root will face off each other for the one final time this series before Team India returns again next year to the UK for a white-ball series.
Meanwhile, a video from the Old Trafford ground in Manchester has gone viral showing Virat Kohli picking up a bottle on the way back to the pavilion while England skipper Joe Root ignoring it. Root also denied the request of a fan asking for a picture together.
The same video was later reshared on Twitter by a user who mashed up Kohli’s bit from the clip with “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” song.
“I don’t find a major difference, both were kind, joe root responded to a fan even after losing a match (and usually you aren’t in a good mood after losing one) and showed kindness there, kohli showed kindness toward the earth picking up that bottle, which he could’ve left,” a user commented on YouTube.
There was a lot of tension in the Indian camp since the last two days with the Indian physio testing COVID positive. The ECB asked the BCCI to give them a walkover or they would forfeit the Test match.
BREAKING: India's playing squad have all received negative PCR results after assistant physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for Covid-19 pic.twitter.com/CC9UaWj9CZ
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) September 9, 2021
Finally, sanity was restored to the proceeding after all Indian players tested negative in their latest RT PCR reports. India will be playing at Manchester, a venue where they have never won a Test match.
Virat Kohli Looking To Create History In Manchester
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 8, 2021
The last game which they played at this venue was the 2019 World Cup semifinal losing the match against the Kiwis.
Previously, during the fourth Test, Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun, and R Sridhar had tested positive for Covid-19. That has prevented them from traveling to Manchester with the rest of the contingent.