India women’s cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy has been dealt a double blow of bad luck and sorrow as her sister Vatsala Shivakumar succumbed to COVID-19 just two weeks after her mother had passed away due to complications from Coronavirus.
In April 2021, Krishnamurthy had tweeted to thank everyone for their messages after her mother Cheluvamba Devi,63, lost the battle against COVID-19 and passed away on April 22. She along with other members of her family were fighting with the deadly virus which has shut down the entire nation for the second year in a row.
Veda revealed she has tested negative for COVID-19 but urged others to keep her sister in their prayers as she battles the virus after testing positive.
“Appreciate all the messages I have received about the loss of my Amma. As you can imagine my family is lost without her. We now pray for my sister. I have tested negative & appreciate if you can respect our privacy. My thoughts & prayers go out to those going through the same,” she wrote in a tweet.
Appreciate all the messages I have received about the loss of my Amma. As you can imagine my family is lost without her. We now pray for my sister. I have tested negative & appreciate if you can respect our privacy. My thoughts & prayers go out to those going through the same!!
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) April 24, 2021
Veda Krishnamurthy ’s Sister Vatsala Shivakumar Succumbs To COVID-19
Unfortunately for Veda, all the prayers and wishes from her fans and well-wishers proved to be inadequate as in heartbreaking news, she lost her sister to Covid during the early hours of this morning. She was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chikkamagaluru on Wednesday night.
Her sister, Vatsala Shivakumar was suffering from Covid after the entire family did a round of testing back in April. Vatsala was in the intensive care unit in the private hospital.
According to her family sources, she was shifted to the general ward on Wednesday as her condition improved, but she died a few hours later. She is survived by a son, father, two sisters, and a brother. Her husband died a few years ago
Veda Krishnamurthy has played a total of 48 ODI’s and 76 T20 matches for the country. She was part of the Indian team which played the final of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup against England at Lord’s ground. She has also featured in foreign T20 Leagues and has also played in the Women’s T20 challenge during the previous editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).