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Updated on: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 05:21 PM IST

IND vs SL: Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19; cricket fans flood Twitter with concern and memes

Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya | Photo: Twitter/@krunalpandya24

Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya | Photo: Twitter/@krunalpandya24

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The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be played on Tuesday night has been postponed by a day after Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19. The news has dismayed Indian cricket lovers who have flooded social media with their concerns (and memes).

A Sri Lanka Cricket official confirmed to IANS that Pandya had tested positive following a routine test on Tuesday morning.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also confirmed it through a statement.

"The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India originally scheduled to be played on July 27 has been pushed forward by a day and will now take place on Wednesday, July 28," said a statement from the BCCI.

"Following the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning, Team India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found to be positive. The Medical Teams have identified eight members as close contacts," the BCCI added in the statement.

"The entire contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests today to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad," it said further.

The eight members identified as close contacts are said to include Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw, who are due to travel to England for next month's Test series.

The news has upset cricket lovers in India who are anxiously waiting to see how the matches will go ahead. While many are upset, others on social media have memes ready to lift spirits up of those who are sad.

Here are some of the most hilarious ones. Have a look.

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With inputs from IANS.

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Published on: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 05:21 PM IST
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