Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has returned home to Mumbai after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) postponed IPL 2021. The decision comes after a couple of COVID19 cases emerged among the players and supports staffs and a potential bio-bubble breach.
The Sourav Ganguly-led body looked at every possible options before postponing the tournament. Reportedly things turned out to be fatal after two members of Kolkata Knight Riders returned COVID positive following the members of Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Chennai Super Kings. Moreover, BCCI were keen to host the contest after a gap of week but certain franchises turned down the offer.
Virat Kohli returns home
In the wake of a permanent suspension, Indian cricketers have started to return home while the overseas cricketers are still left stranded especially Australian cricketers. Royal Challengers Bangalore and India skipper Virat Kohli has returned home and is looking forward to do his bit to help the country which is grappling with the second wave of the deadly virus.
This isn’t a joke – Suresh Raina
Chennai Super Kings’ stalwart Suresh Raina has shared his feelings on the state of affairs as far as the Covid-19 is concerned especially as it led to cancellation of IPL. Raina said ‘this is not a joke anymore’ and despite this the country will overcome the situation together.
Incidentally, Raina had travelled back home ahead of IPL 2020 that took place in the UAE. Reportedly, he was worried about his family’s well being amid the crisis and returned to India to be with his family during the testing times.
“This isn’t a joke anymore! So many lives at stake & never felt so helpless in life. No matter how much we want to help, but we are literally running out of resources. Every single person of this country deserves a salute right for standing by each other to save lives!” he tweeted.
This isn’t a joke anymore! So many lives at stake & never felt so helpless in life. No matter how much we want to help, but we are literally running out of resources. Every single person of this country deserves a salute right for standing by each other to save lives! #WeCandoit
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 4, 2021