Kohli, Pujara & Ishant receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Last Updated: Monday, 10 May 2021 (21:27 IST)
New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli, pacer and Test specialist on Monday received the first dose of the vaccine.

Kohli, who now lives in Mumbai, shared an Instagram story while taking the vaccine, and wrote “Vaccinate as soon as you can please”.
 
(Photo:Screenshot of Insta story of Virat Kohli)
Meanwhile, Ishant and his wife Pratima also uploaded their selfie infront of a vaccination centre.
 
“Thankful for this and grateful for all the essential workers. Happy to see the smooth running of the facility & management. Let’s all get vaccinated at the earliest,” Ishant wrote on his Twitter handle.


 
Cheteshwar Pujara and his wife Puja too shared snaps of taking the vaccine jab and urged everyone eligible to get vaccinated.
 
“Puja and I got our first dose of the vaccine today. Urge each one of you to try and get yours too if eligible,” he wrote.


 
India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, pacer Umesh Yadav and Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan have already got their first dose of vaccine.
 
The Indian team will be leaving for England on June 2 for a three and a half month tour, comprising of six Test matches including the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.
 
Head coach Ravi Shastri was the first from the Indian 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)