IPL 2020: CSK's Ruturaj Gaikwad still under quarantine, doubtful for first two matches

Chennai Super Kings batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad is still not out of quarantine, and is doubtful for CSK’s first two matches in the IPL 2020.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad, who tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago, is still not out of quarantine. (File Image)   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Seamer Deepak Chahar is already back bowling in the Chennai Super Kings nets, but Ruturaj Gaikwad, who tested positive for COVID-19 just a day after Chahar, is still not out of quarantine.

Speaking to Sportstar from Dubai, CSK CEO, K.S. Viswanathan said, “The recovery period cannot be the same for everybody. Ruturaj has to test negative on successive days. And he has to pass the cardiovascular tests conducted by the BCCI.”

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Viswanathan added, “I have been speaking to Ruturaj over the phone everyday. He is all right and is asymptomatic.”

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The hard-hitting 23-year-old Ruturaj’s slower progress from COVID-19 makes him a doubtful starter for CSK’s first two matches. This also bolsters the experienced M. Vijay’s chances.

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