The three had spent the final 9 days in a managed isolation facility in Colombo
The absence of direct industrial flights between India and Sri Lanka due to the pandemic, nevertheless, compelled the three to take a roundabout route again residence, by way of Maldives. They first went to Male, the capital of Maldives, earlier than arriving at their respective locations in India after a stopover in Kochi.
Whereas Pandya and Chahal travelled onwards to Mumbai, Gowtham landed in Bengaluru, the place he spent just a few hours at an isolation facility inside the airport premises till his RT-PCR take a look at outcomes got here out damaging.
Pandya, Chahal and Gowtham spent the final 9 days at a managed isolation facility in Colombo, lastly returning a damaging take a look at earlier than being allowed to board the flight. Their return got here every week after the remainder of India’s 25-member contingent obtained again residence in a chartered flight.
All three of Pandya, Chahal and Gowtham are understood to have recovered in addition to doable, and are anticipated to hyperlink up with their respective IPL squads within the third week of August for brief camps forward of their departure to the UAE for the second half of the postponed 2021 version of the IPL.
Shashank Kishore is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo