A few members of the Indian cricket team could have landed in trouble by inadvertently breaching the bio-secure bubble protocols. Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, etc. were out eating in a restaurant when they met a fan who claims to have paid their bill too. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia are reportedly looking into the matter after coming to know of the incident with the fan. The fan, by the name of Navaldeep Singh, paid their $118 dollar bill at the restaurant after surprisingly spotting some of the top Indian players eating next to him at Secret Kitchen Chinese restaurant at Chadstone Shopping Centre.
The fan has claimed to have interacted with the players, clicked photos with them, and there are doubts that he even hugged wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. Cricket Australia's bio-security protocol, does not allow players allowed to eat out at restaurants As per the video posted by the fan, the players seemed to be sitting indoors that too without masks on their faces.So far, it hasn't been proved that the Indian players did breach the social distancing guidelines as no pictures of them being in close contact with the fan have come out. Cricket Australia has had a long and arduous battle with the government to keep the third Test in Sydney intact after multiple Covid-19 cases were reported in the city. If the Covid-19 guidelines were actually flouted by the Indian players, the repercussions could be huge.