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Ex-cricketer and East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir tests positive for Covid

He was recently selected as the mentor of the new IPL franchise
Gautam Gambhir.
Gautam Gambhir.
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Our Bureau, Agencies   |   New Delhi   |   Published 25.01.22, 12:02 PM

Lok Sabha member from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has mild symptoms. 

"After experiencing mild symptoms, I tested positive for Covid today. Requesting everyone who came into my contact to get themselves tested," the cricketer-turned-politician tweeted.

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In November last year, Gambhir had isolated himself at home after a family member tested positive for the virus.

The former Kolkata Knight Riders captain was recently selected as the mentor of the new IPL franchise, the Lucknow Super Giants, for which he has been conducting daily interviews.

 He recently revealed the reason behind Lucknow’s draft picks of KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi.

“It’s a no brainer when it comes to KL Rahul. He is not only a batter but obviously a leader as well. It is a work in progress but he gives you three things- keeps wickets, he opens the batting and he is a phenomenal white ball batter. His consistency and run scoring in the last couple of years has been phenomenal when he played for Punjab and other franchises plus at the same time he gives you three things so what better than this,” Gambhir told Star Sports.

The 40-year-old has featured across 54 Tests, 147 ODIs, and 37 T20I matches in total. He was part of both the World Cup-winning teams in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Gambhir announced retirement from all forms of cricket in 2018 following which he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He won the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 from the East Delhi seat.



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