At 90, India’s oldest Test cricketer Chandu Patankar gets COVID-19 shot


India`s oldest surviving Test cricketer, Dr Chandu Patankar, 90, acquired his first Coronavirus vaccine at Dr GD Pol Foundation’s hospital in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.   
Patankar needed to journey round 35kms from his Parel residence to Kharghar for the jab.
“It was an exquisite expertise. Nothing to fret. Everyone, particularly each cricketer should reap the benefits of this and get the COVID-19 vaccination,” Patankar advised mid-day on Wednesday.  Patankar, who had registered for this vaccine, will now should take the second shot after 20 days. 
Wicketkeeper-batsman Patankar, who represented the nation in a single Test in opposition to New Zealand at Kolkata in 1955-56, stated: “I used to be additionally attempting to get in contact with someone from BCCI to offer some help for cricketers relating to this service. However, happily I received some reference right here [in Kharghar]. Though it was fairly far [from Parel] it was an excellent expertise. Dr Pol and his staff made superb preparations.”
Patankar suggested all senior cricketers to have their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as early as attainable and steered that nationwide in addition to state cricketing our bodies like BCCI and Mumbai Cricket Association assist cricketers on this regard. 
“I might counsel some association be made area-wise to assist senior cricketers no less than. I happily had a automobile and my son-in- legislation took me to Kharghar for this vaccination,” remarked Patankar.




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