IPL 2021: RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal Quarantined After Testing Positive For COVID-19


New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman Devdutt Padikkal has been quarantined at his home in Bengaluru after he tested positive for COVID-19.

“Devdutt Padikkal tested positive for COVID-19 on 22nd March 2021. He has been in mandatory quarantine at his residence in Bengaluru since then. Devdutt will be fit to join the RCB bio-bubble once his RT-PCR tests are negative, as per IPL protocol,” RCB tweeted.

“RCB Medical team is in touch with Devdutt ensuring his safety and well-being. He is feeling well and we can’t wait to have him join the squad for #IPL2021.”

Padikkal was RCB’s top scorer in IPL 2020 with 473 runs from 15 matches. It was also Padikkal’s debut season. The left-handed batsman has played 33 T20 matches and has 1271 runs to his name at an average of 43.82 and a strike rate of 145.92 with one century and 11 half-centuries.

RCB will begin their IPL campaign on April 9 in Chennai when they take on the defending champions Mumbai Indians.

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