Kolkata Knight Riders’ chief mentor David Hussey did not have a particularly great time with the franchise this year. David Hussey, who worked with Kolkata Knight Riders’ head coach Brendon McCullum, would have been disappointed with the team’s performance this year. But the former Australian all-rounder could not contain his frustration as the BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely on Tuesday.
The crisis began unfolding when on Monday, Kolkata Knight Riders’ official Twitter handle announced that Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have tested positive for COVID-19. It forced the authorities to postpone their clash that same day against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad. It also emerged that Chennai Super Kings’ contingents had also contracted the virus that is rampantly destroying India.
Kolkata Knight Riders immediately quarantined the duo, with the likes of Brendon McCullum and Pat Cummins satisfied with the measures taken. On Tuesday, two more positive cases emerged as SunRisers Hyderabad’s Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra also contracted the disease. Hence, the BCCI had no choice but to postpone the tournament indefinitely since the bubble looks vulnerable. Earlier, they had planned to shift the entire leg in Mumbai; however, the current scenario seems not to facilitate it either.
Speaking of Kolkata Knight Riders’ performances, they finished the points table at the seventh position until the tournament was suspended. They had managed only two victories out of seven matches played. The two-time champions had a captain in Eoin Morgan, who struggled for form throughout the season along with their top-order inconsistencies. The Knight Riders would undoubtedly have got some relief as they hope to regroup and come back strong the following season.
Below is David Hussey’s tweet:
— David Hussey (@DavidHussey29) May 4, 2021