IPL 2021: Axar Patel recovers from Covid-19; joins DC squad

Delhi Capitals’ (DC) all-rounder Axar Patel has recovered from COVID-19 nad has also joined the squad.

Axar’s franchise posted a video on various social media platforms, which showed the left-arm spinner linking up with the squad after being in quarantine after having tested positive for Coronavirus virus earlier this month.

“Smiles and hugs all around as Bapu returned to the DC camp. Oh, how we missed you, @akshar.patel,” DC wrote on Instagram.

In the video posted by DC, Axar is seen engaging with Ishant Sharma and other team members.

Earlier, the 27-year-old cricketer had checked into a Mumbai hotel on March 28 with a negative COVID-19 test however, his second test result was positive.

Axar was later isolated at a designated medical care facility.

Significantly, Axar was one of the key members of the DC side, which had reached the final of IPL 2020. Although he managed just nine wickets from 15 matches last season, his economy rate of 6.41 runs per over had impressed everyone.

Overall, Axar has 80 wickets from 97 IPL matches.

DC are currently placed third on the points table with three wins and six points from four games and will next take on SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Chennai on Sunday.

News Desk

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