The biggest news of the day arrived with the IPL Governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel communicating the unanimous decision of the BCCI and IPL management to indefinitely postpone the 14th edition of the league in the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases.
Earlier in the day, Amit Mishra and Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for Covid-19, which acted as a catalyst for the management to take the call of halting IPL midway. There were questions being raised from many corners after IPL noticed a few midway exits, although things took a serious turn once the first case was reported.
After messing up the cricket calendars previous year, it seems that things are set to go the same way this time around as well. A little more bad news followed later in the day as famous cricket journalist Ruchir Mishra passed away suffering from Covid-19.
Meanwhile, former cricketer Vinod Kambli wished everyone well after the postponement of the IPL. He took to Twitter and stated: “Unfortunate and heart-breaking for all cricket fans. Looking forward to better times ahead when we can enjoy the game again. But till then, request everyone to take precautions and get vaccinated as soon as possible. We shall come back stronger.”
Giving his opinion on BCCI‘s decision, Michael Vaughan tweeted: “Seems a very sensible decision to postpone the IPL .. Now cases have started to appear inside the bubble they had no other option .. Hope everyone stays safe in India and all the overseas players can find a way back to there families.”
1. Gautam Gambhir’s initiative
We have to provide concentrators to patients whose oxygen is dipping. I urge people with 93 & above to not fill up forms. Time saved in sorting can help many 🙏🙏 https://t.co/rGJA1kzQ64
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 4, 2021
2. CA and ACA issue a joint statement
— Damien Wright (@wrightmove6) May 4, 2021
3. Deepti Sharma reveals her favorite mode of dismissal
Runouts are my favs!
Tell me which is your favourite in the comment section below pic.twitter.com/cIRp95DgI2
— Deepti Sharma (@Deepti_Sharma06) May 4, 2021
4. Vinod Kambli hopes for all to “come back stronger”
Unfortunate and heart-breaking for all cricket fans. Looking forward to better times ahead when we can enjoy the game again.
But till then, request everyone to take precautions and get vaccinated as soon as possible. We shall come back stronger 💪🏻
— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) May 4, 2021
5. Umesh Yadav offers condolences for the demise of Ruchir Mishra
Heartfelt condolences for the demise of Mr Ruchir Mishra due to Covid May his soul rest in peace & May god give courage to the family to bear the loss. pic.twitter.com/nhztZcsZbA
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) May 4, 2021
6. Siddharth Kaul wishes well for everyone battling out
These are bad times and I hope you are doing well along with your family. If not, I hope that you & your dear ones recover super fast. Sending my love and prayers to you all. Mask up, stay safe, do regular exercise and spend time with your loved ones. Together we will overcome ♥️
— Siddharth Kaul (@iamsidkaul) May 4, 2021
7. Moody congratulates Thisara Perera on a brilliant career
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) May 4, 2021
8. Vaughan finds IPL cancellation sensible
Seems a very sensible decision to postpone the IPL .. Now cases have started to appear inside the bubble they had no other option .. Hope everyone stays safe in India and all the overseas players can find a way back to there families .. #IPL2021
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 4, 2021
9. Mohammad Azharuddin hopes to see IPL back soon
In view of the COVID crisis in India and with players testing positive, the postponement of IPL with immediate effect is the correct course of action taken by @BCCI and the IPL governing council.
Hope to see IPL back soon in better & safe environment.#IPL2021 #IndiaFightsCOVID19
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) May 4, 2021
10. Danielle Wyatt gives strength to India
So sad seeing a country I love so much go through this. Stay safe everyone. You will get through this 🇮🇳 ❤️ #IncredibleIndia
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) May 4, 2021
11. Irfan Pathan offers his wishes to the departed soul
There are journalists who are always interested In the well being of sports and players @ruchirmishraTOI bhai was one of them. It’s big loss to sports family.Condolences to the family for this demise.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 4, 2021
12. Azhar Mahmood’s say on the current situation
We are in a worldwide pandemic – faced with several challenges. It’s sad to see another big tournament being affected – however it’s the right decision taken at this point. It’s important to understand nothing can be water tight & working against a pandemic is challenging itself
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) May 4, 2021
13. Kevin Pietersen’s heartbroken over India’s situation
India – it’s heartbreaking to see a country I love so much suffering! 😢
You WILL get through this!
You WILL be stronger coming out of this!
Your kindness & generosity NEVER goes unnoticed even during this crisis! 🙏🏽#IncredibleIndia ❤️
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) May 4, 2021
14. Dale Steyn wishes all the sick a speedy recovery
Covid don’t care.
It has no favorites.
Get well to those sick and hopefully everyone else will get home safe and in good health.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) May 4, 2021
15. K Gowtham wishes KL Rahul a quick recovery
Get well soon brother @klrahul11 wishing u a speedy recovery GOD BLESS 🙏
— Krishnappa Gowtham (@gowthamyadav88) May 4, 2021
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