Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his thoughts on the ongoing Covid situation in the country.
India is currently grappling under the second wave of Covid-19 and with so many people suffering, Pietersen wrote that it is heartbreaking for him to see such things happening to the country he loves.
“India – it’s heartbreaking to see a country I love so much suffering! Crying face. You WILL get through this! You WILL be stronger coming out of this! Your kindness & generosity NEVER goes unnoticed even during this crisis,” he wrote.
India – it’s heartbreaking to see a country I love so much suffering! 😢
You WILL get through this!
You WILL be stronger coming out of this!
Your kindness & generosity NEVER goes unnoticed even during this crisis! 🙏🏽#IncredibleIndia ❤️
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) May 4, 2021
Pietersen’s tweet came after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to suspend the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League [IPL].
The IPL was rocked with Covid cases in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp on Tuesday when it was revealed that Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had tested positive.
Soon, there came news of CSK bowling coach L. Balaji and one of the franchise bus drivers testing positive.
The final nail in the coffin proved to be Wriddhiman Saha (SunRisers Hyderabad) and Amit Mishra (Delhi Capitals) testing positive for the virus.
The BCCI, in an emergency meeting on Tuesday, unanimously decided to suspend the IPL for an indefinite period of time.
”The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff, and the other participants involved in organizing the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind. These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times,” said the BCCI in a press-release.
”The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021. The BCCI would like to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchises, sponsors, partners and all the service providers who have tried their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times,” an official IPL statement said.