Cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir has announced his self-isolation after someone at his home tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Gambhir is also awaiting the virus test result.
Taking to Twitter, Gambhir wrote: "Due to a case at home, I have been in isolation awaiting my COVID test result. Urge everyone to follow all guidelines & not take this lightly. Stay safe!"
Delhi recorded over 6,700 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the infection tally in the city to over 4.16 lakh with 66 more fatalities, the highest in around four months.
Gambhir was an integral part of the World Cup-winning squad both in 2007 and 2011. The left-handed batsman has played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is, scoring 4,154, 5,238 and 932 respectively. He has also slammed 20 centuries across formats.
After his retirement from the game, he joined politics and contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 on the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket. Gambhir won from the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency seat, defeating Congress candidate Arvinder Singh Lovely by a whopping 3,91,222 votes.