Rishabh Pant receives first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

Last Modified Thursday, 13 May 2021 (15:27 IST)
New Delhi: India wicket-keeper batsman on Thursday received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.The 23-year-old, who led the Delhi Capitals in the suspended IPL 2021, shared a picture of him receiving 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,' wrote Pant on his Twitter handle, along with the picture.
The swashbuckling-batsman has been in tremendous form this year and will be an integral part of Team India in the upcoming World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the subsequent five-match Test series against England.
 
Apart from Pant, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have already taken the first dose of the vaccine at different centres in the country.
 
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)