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Virat Kohli gets first dose of COVID vaccine

India captain Virat Kohli and senior pacer Ishant Sharma on Monday received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 10, 2021 13:40 IST
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Virat Kohli receives his first does of COVID-19 vaccination on Monday

India captain Virat Kohli and senior pacer Ishant Sharma on Monday received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

While Kohli, who now lives in Mumbai, posted a photo on instagram, Ishant and his wife Pratima, a former India hoopster, 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.

India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, pacer Umesh Yadav and Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan have already got their first dose of vaccination.

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.

In order to ramp up the coronavirus vaccination drive in the country, the Centre had last month announced a 'liberalised and accelerated' Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination from May 1.

Now, everyone above the age of 18 are eligible to get COVID-19 vaccine.

Earlier in the day, Experienced India leg-spinner Piyush Chawla's father Pramod Kumar Chawla after battling COVID-19. He was around 60 years old.

India is in the midst of its worst-ever health crisis in last 70 years with the country recording 400,000 cases on a daily basis with at least 4000 deaths on an average.

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