India pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday tested negative for COVID-19, 10 days after being infected with the virus. Hours after the 32-year-old posted his negative report on his Instagram account, the BCCI named veteran pacer Umesh Yadav as the venue for the three-match T20I series against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram starting Wednesday. did.
“Negative,” wrote Shami along with a picture of his COVID test report. The senior India pacer had tested positive for the virus on September 17. He was later dropped from the recently concluded three-match series against Australia.
Earlier in the day, the pacer was ruled out of the T20I against South Africa, with the BCCI stating that he “has not yet fully recovered from COVID-19”.
Shami, who hasn’t played any cricket since the England series in July, was brought back into the T20 mix when he was picked for games against Australia and South Africa. He has been named as a standby for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia next month.