A few hours after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced to suspend the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases, former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, David Warner has shared an emotional post on social media.
The swashbuckling Australian opener took to his official Instagram handle and posted a sketch made by his daughter, Ivy.
“Please Daddy come home straight away. We miss you a lot and love you. Love from Ivy, Indi and Isla,” Warner’s daughter wrote in her sketch.
Captioning the post, the 34-year-old stated, “My gorgeous Ivy so much love @candywarner1 #family.”
In the wake of the recent COVID-19 outbreak in IPL 2021, the Indian Premier League Governing Council and BCCI held an emergency meeting before unanimously deciding to postpone the 14th season with immediate effect.
Following the suspension of the league, the Australian players, who were featured in the tournament, are facing uncertainty over their return to home.
Notably, the Australian government has imposed a travel ban on commercial flights from India until May 15 amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country.
The government also threatened a 5-year imprisonment and a hefty fine for its citizens if they enter in Australia after having been in India within last 14 days of their arrival.
As many as 14 Australian players and several supporting staff members, including Ricky Ponting and Simon Katich, were part of IPL 2021 bio-bubbles in India.