As the novel coronavirus hit the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League, former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin has prayed for the recovery of all those people who have come in the grip of this deadly virus.
Azharuddin recently took to his official Twitter handle to express his concern over the breach in IPL 2021’s bio-bubble.
“Hearing news of players, support staff, management, and ground staff testing positive for COVID. Praying for their early recovery and for the entire IPL fraternity to be safe and to remain mentally strong,” the 58-year-old wrote.
Azharuddin’s tweet came after the 30th match of IPL 2021 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed as two KKR bowlers Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID-19.
The match was scheduled to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Apart from this, three members from Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent have also tested coronavirus positive. The trio consists of CSK Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner.
Meanwhile, several media reports also suggested that a few groundsmen at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi also tested positive for the coronavirus after the match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.
However, Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) chief Rohan Jaitley has said that none of the five members who were tested positive were on duty.