Former South African pacer, Dale Steyn, posted a heartfelt message on his Twitter account on Tuesday in the aftermath of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) getting suspended for an indefinite period of time.
The 14th season of the cash-rich IPL was suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday afternoon following multiple Covid positive cases and bio-bubble breaches.
The IPL had landed in jeopardy on Monday after a couple of Kolkata Knight Riders’ cricketers- Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier- tested positive for the Wuhan virus.
Later in the day, it emerged that CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach L. Balaji and a bus driver had also tested positive.
While Viswanathan returned negative after the second Test, the same wasn’t the case with Balaji and the bus driver.
The final nail in the coffin came on Tuesday when it emerged that Delhi Capitals’ spinner Amit Mishra and SunRisers Hyderabad’s Wriddhiman Saha had also tested positive.
The BCCI immediately called an emergency meeting where after much deliberations, it was decided to suspend IPL 2021 for an indefinite period of time.
Steyn, who was working as a pundit for ESPNCricinfo during the IPL, took to Twitter where he posted good wishes for all those who have been infected by the virus besides wishing safe return of all the players to their respective homes’
”Covid don’t care. It has no favorites. Get well to those sick and hopefully everyone else will get home safe and in good health,” wrote Dale Steyn.
Covid don’t care.
It has no favorites.
Get well to those sick and hopefully everyone else will get home safe and in good health.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) May 4, 2021