After the two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players and three members from Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent tested positive for COVID-19, #CancelIPL started trending on Twitter as many people called for the tournament to be halted.
KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy and fast bowler Sandeep Warier recently tested COVID-19 positive which led the franchise’s clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore getting postponed.
The Eoin Morgan-led side was scheduled to lock horns with Virat Kohli’s men in the match number 30 of the IPL 2021 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday. However, the match will now be rescheduled to a later date.
The breach in IPL’s bio-bubble has sparked a huge debate on social media over whether the competition should be cancelled or not.
While several fans debated the pros and cons of postponing the IPL, others had an entirely different agenda.
Here’s see how SRH and RCB fans reacted on #CancelIPL:
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are currently sitting at the bottom of the points table with just one win out of their seven games so far in the IPL 2021. The wooden spoon position of the Hyderabad-based franchise has prompted its fans to lend their support to league cancellation.
According to Times Now, Chakravarthy had visited hospital for a COVID-19 test where he is believed to have come in the grip of the deadly virus.