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Rishabh Pant gets his first shot of Covid-19 vaccine ahead of WTC final, England Tests

India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Thursday got his first dose of Covid-19. Pant is part of the 20-member squad which be travelling to England for WTC final vs New Zealand and 5 Tests against Joe Root’s men.

India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (Twitter Image)


  • Rishabh Pant got his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday
  • Please step up and get the vaccine: Rishabh Pant
  • Rishabh Pant is part of India’s 20-member squad for the England tour

India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant on Thursday received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.The 23-year-old player, who has been named in the India squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the subsequent 5-match Test series in England, posted a picture of him taking the jab.

“Got my first jab today. When you are eligible, please step up and get the vaccine. The sooner we do it, the sooner we can beat this Virus,” Pant wrote on his Twitter handle, along with the picture.

India captain Virat Kohli, test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, pacer Umesh Yadav, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan have already got their first jabs.

The Indian team will be leaving for England on June 2 for a three-and-a-half-month tour, comprising six Test matches, including the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.

In order to ramp up the coronavirus vaccination drive in the country, the Centre had last month announced a ‘liberalised and accelerated’ Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination from May 1.

The cricket fraternity has joined hands to help the country in tough times. Rishabh Pant has said he will donate to Hemkunt Foundation to procure beds and Oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients. Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma have donated Rs 2 crore to a fund-raising project, which will raise a total of Rs 7 crore to support the country’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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