Kuldeep Yadav became the latest Indian cricketer to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but the photograph of him getting the jab triggered a controversy on social media.
'Whenever you get a chance get vaccinated immediately. Be safe because we need to be united in the fight against COVID-19,' Kuldeep tweeted in Hindi on May 15.
Some on social media wondered whether the Uttar Pradesh government had started vaccinating people at their homes while others were surprised at the VIP treatment given to the spinner.
Kanpur city Magistrate Himanshu Gupta confirmed that Kuldeep had received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Jogeshwar Hospital in Govind Nagar.
Gupta clarified that Kuldeep had posted the picture of getting vaccinated on the lawns of the guest house as a 'social media gimmick'.