IPL 2020: Gayle survives COVID-19 scare after attending Bolt’s birthday party

Kings XI Punjab batter Chris Gayle has survived the COVID-19 scare as he had attended the birthday party of Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt, who has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection.

Gayle’s COVID-19 test report is negative. The “Universal Boss” will be seen playing for Kings XI Punjab at the Indian Premier League in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.

Earlier on Monday, eight-time Olympic champion athlete Bolt had revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 infection.

The report came as a shock for Bolt’s friends who had attended the sprint legend’s 33rd birthday bash on August 21. Gayle was among the gathering where reportedly no social-distancing was followed.

Bolt had taken to twitter to break to share that he has been infected with the virus that has taken the world under its grip. “Good morning everybody I’m confirmed of Covid-19. I did a test on Saturday,” Bolt said in a video shared on social media.

“[I’m] trying to be responsible so I’m going to stay in, and stay away from my friends. And also, I am having no symptoms, so I am going to quarantine myself. And will wait and see what is the protocol and how should I go about quarantining myself, from the Ministry of Health. Just to be safe, I have quarantined myself, and just to take it easy. Be safe over there. Alright, cool.”


Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and Bayer Leverkusen attacker Leon Bailey were also present in the select gathering at the birthday bash where Bolt laughed and danced with the guests.

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