Gambhir, team manager test negative for swine flu
The Indian cricket team heaved a sigh of relief after opener Gautam Gambhir, manager Mayank Parekh and video analyst Dhananjay tested negative for swine flu in Mohali today.cricket Updated: Dec 12, 2009 16:08 IST
The Indian cricket team heaved a sigh of relief after opener Gautam Gambhir, manager Mayank Parekh and video analyst Dhananjay tested negative for Swine Flu in Mohali on Saturday.
After pacer S Sreesanth tested positive for the H1N1 virus, the Indian team had a scare when Parekh too was hospitalised with flu-like symptoms.
Gambhir and Dhananjay too showed mild symptoms, prompting the team management to get them tested as a precautionary measure.
"All three tests have turned out to be negative," Punjab Cricket Association's joint secretary G S Walia said in Mohali on Saturday.
After Gambhir showed symptoms of flu, Virat Kohli was called in as cover for today's Twenty20 cricket match against Sri Lanka in Mohali.
"The test was not done on any medical advice. Both (Gambhir and Dhananjay) are in their hotel rooms right now," Punjab Cricket Association President IS Bindra said.
Sreesanth is still in hospital recovering from the dreaded disease and the rest of team members who came in close proximity with the pacer were screened by a team of doctors.
Director of Fortis, Mohali, Dr A R Banerjee said that the Kerala cricketer, who has been ruled out of today's Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka, is doing better now.