The IPL Superstar Suresh Raina decided to take to Twitter and encouraged the fellow Indians in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE Dale Steyn engages in a banter on Twitter with an Indian after IPL 2021 gets postponed
Raina, who was part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad for IPL 2021, had pulled out last year when the tournament was held in UAE due to personal reasons.
Taking to Twitter, Raina congratulated everyone for their fight against the virus.
“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 in this country deserves a salute right for standing by each other to save lives! #WeCandoit”, 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
India is currently battling the second wave of the pandemic and is among the worst-hit countries. India’s total COVID-19 cases crossed the 2-crore mark on Tuesday, with over 3.57 lakh new infections. 3,449 more people have died due to the dreaded virus, pushing the total fatalities to 2,22,408.
IPL 2021, which began on April 9, was properly being carried out so far unless the huge surge in COVID-19 cases in India went out of hand as The tournament soon fell victim to the virus, with multiple positive cases and BCCI had to ban the remaining tournament.
The BCCI, first rescheduled the RCB vs KKR game and today announced that IPL will be postponed for 7 days. The severity of the crisis immediately forced the authority to ban the ongoing edition indefinitely.
“UAE was always the first choice of the IPL GC for this year’s tournament. Even a week before the start of IPL, they asked BCCI to move the entire event to the UAE. Emirates Cricket Board was also put on immediate alert and they were willing to conduct IPL again even if BCCI decided to shift the tournament in such short notice.But nobody in the BCCI showed the urgency to take the step. The officials kept waiting for each other to make the first move and eventually the proposal was shot down,” as sources said.
The Remaining IPL is likely to be resumed in September later this month.