Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri tests Covid-19 positive

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Indian football team captain and star striker Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said he has tested positive for Covid-19

Sunil Chhetri

New Delhi: Indian football team captain and star striker Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said he has tested positive for Covid-19, a development that is set to rule him out of the international friendly against Oman on March 25 in Dubai.

The Bengaluru FC star forward took to social media to post the update and said that he is feeling fine.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In a not-so-happy update, I&#39;ve tested positive for COVID-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon. No better time to keep reminding everyone to continue taking all the safety precautions always.</p>&mdash; Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) <a href="https://twitter.com/chetrisunil11/status/1369964331098533888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 11, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

"In a not-so-happy update, I've tested positive for Covid-19. In better news, I feel fine as I continue my recovery from the virus and should be back on a football pitch soon," Chhetri wrote on his Twitter handle.

"No better time to keep reminding everyone to continue taking all the safety precautions always."

The 36-year-old was competing in the Indian Super League (ISL) till last month in Goa in a bio-secure bubble.