Alarmed by situation in Kolkata, Shahbaz Nadeem stays put with ailing wife in Dhanbad
By: PTI | Kolkata |

Published: April 25, 2020 7:44:03 pm


Shahbaz Nadeem made his worldwide debut final 12 months in a Test towards South Africa. (Source: File Photo)

Alarmed by the current spike in coronavirus instances in Kolkata, Indian cricketer Shahbaz Nadeem has put off his plans to return to his residence right here for the therapy of his ailing wife.

Suffering from liver-related illnesses, his wife Saman Akhtar was being handled in Kolkata however because of the coronavirus-forced nationwide lockdown, Nadeem couldn’t return right here from his in-laws place in Dhanbad. The couple even have a one-year-old son.

“There’s a lot of cases in Kolkata recently and most of the areas are marked red zone. I think we are safe here (in Dhanbad). We are in touch with the doctors in Kolkata and taking the medicines. She is doing fine now,” the 30-year-old Nadeem instructed PTI.

Kolkata and Howrah have been designated COVID-19 “red zones”. As of Friday, the full variety of COVID-19 instances in West Bengal stood at 503, whereas the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry web site put the determine at 514.

The left-arm spinner, who made his worldwide debut final 12 months in a Test towards South Africa at his house floor in Ranchi, had taken permission from the Dhanbad district administration to proceed to Kolkata however solely to be stopped on the state border earlier this week.

“She needed to undergo a few tests which were not available here in Dhanbad. So we had left for Kolkata but could not make it. Now we are managing from here. We will return after things normalise.”

The Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner can also be holding himself match coaching in Dhanbad.

“I’m doing some workouts and a bit of running. Being a professional cricketer, I have to carry on training and remain fit,” he mentioned.

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