Ajinkya Rahane, wife Radhika get first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

Last Updated: Saturday, 8 May 2021 (17:31 IST)
Mumbai: Indian Test team’s vice-captain on Saturday said he has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The 32-year-old took to social media on Saturday to share a photo of himself taking the Covid-19 vaccine.
 
“Got my first dose of the vaccine today. I urge everyone to register and get yourself vaccinated, if you’re eligible,” the Mumbai batsman tweeted along with his picture.
 
Rahane’s wife Radhika also shared a photo of the couple getting vaccinated in Mumbai.
 
“Both me and Ajinkya got our first dose of the vaccine today. We’re getting vaccinated not only for ourselves but also for those around us. We urge everyone to get vaccinated if you’re eligible,” Radhika wrote.
 
Earlier, India opener Shikhar Dhawan received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
 
Head coach Ravi Shastri was the first from the Indian cricket team to receive the vaccine. He got his first jab in the first week of March, when vaccination was made open for all senior citizens.
 
Last month, the government announced vaccination for all those above the age of 18 years in the third phase of nation’s Covid-19 vaccination drive that started from May 1. (UNI)