Gautam Gambhir tests COVID-19 positive, Lucknow Super Giants mentor experiencing ‘mild symptoms’

Former India opener and mentor of the Lucknow Super Giants franchise Gautam Gambhir has tested for Covid-19. The 40-year-old is experiencing mild symptoms but asked everyone who came in his contact to get themselves tested.

“After experiencing mild symptoms, I tested positive for COVID today. Requesting everyone who came into my contact to get themselves tested. #StaySafe,” Gambhir said in a statement on Twitter on Tuesday.

The former Kolkata Knight Riders captain retired from international cricket back in 2018. Gambhir turned out in 54 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20s for India. Gambhir was part of T20 World Cup and 50-over World Cup winning teams in 2007 and 2011 respectively.

Gambhir is also BJP MP from Delhi. He will be team mentor of the RPSG-group owned Lucknow Super Giants for the IPL 2022 season. He revealed the reason behind Lucknow team’s draft picks – KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi.