IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma hailed BCCI’s decision to postpone the IPL and urged fans to stay safe.© BCCI/IPL
After the postponement of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, many franchises came forward with overwhelming support for the people of India going through the pandemic-induced tough times. The official social media handle of defending champions Mumbai Indians also voiced out their support through an Instagram video wherein their captain Rohit Sharma hailed the Board of control for cricket India’s (BCCI) decision to suspend the tournament. Along with Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Milne, Jayant Yadav, Shane Bond, and Robin Singh were also part of the video.
In MI’s video, Sharma said, “In the light of everything that is happening around the country, I think it’s a very good decision.” – @rohitsharma45. Paltan, thank you for your unrelenting support throughout the tournament! Till we meet again, we hope you keep staying safe and strong. #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #MI #IPL2021 #KhelTakaTak @MXTakaTak MI TV.”
The BCCI and the IPL governing council postponed IPL 2021 indefinitely due to a surge in the coronavirus cases in the country.
The decision to adjourn IPL indefinitely was taken on May 4 when a total of four IPL players were confirmed to have tested positive along with several members of the team staff as well as the ground staff.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, Delhi Capitals'(DC) Amit Mishra and SunRisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) Wriddhiman Saha were the players who were test positive for COVID-19.
Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) Mike Hussey and Lakshmipathy Balaji were two support staff members who tested positive.
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