IPL 2021: Ajinkya Rahane receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine- Indian Test cricket team’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, on Friday received the first dose of 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 pic.twitter.com/VH2xYcTQ1i
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) May 8, 2021
The 32-year-old batsman was part of the Delhi Capitals squad in the Indian Premier League that was indefinitely suspended on Tuesday due to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble.
Rahane wrote on Twitter, “Got my first dose of the vaccine today. I urge everyone to register and get yourself vaccinated, if you’re eligible.”
The vaccine has been made available to 18+ citizens by various state governments. Earlier, it was only available for frontline workers and senior citizens, which was later reduced to 45+ age groups. In order to register for the vaccination, you can follow the simple steps to receive the jab by heading to COWIN.gov.in and follow the steps like registering your mobile number.
It is notable that the vaccine needs to be taken twice with a gap of 28 days. Please go through instructions as mild symptoms are likely to occur.
Rahane will now be seen in action when India lock horns with New Zealand in World Test Championship (WTC) final in June. The showpiece event gets underway on June 18 and will continue till June 22 with June 23 kept as a reserve day.
While it was initially set to be played at the Lord’s, the ICC decided to move it to Southampton with an eye on the COVID-19 situation across the globe.
The BCCI on Friday named a 20-member squad (two subjects to fitness clearance) which will also have four standby players. Of the four standby players, three are fast bowlers — Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla.
Earlier, Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan also received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
“Vaccinated. Can’t thank all our frontline warriors enough for their sacrifices and dedication. Please do not hesitate and get yourself vaccinated as soon as possible. It’ll help us all defeat this virus,” Dhawan tweeted.