Shikhar Dhawan, the India and Delhi Capitals (DC) opener, shared a picture of himself being vaccinated on his official social media account. Dhawan, who was a member of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that was recently suspended, also praised the frontline health workers’ efforts during the deadly pandemic. He urged everyone to stay healthy and get vaccinated as soon as possible in order to help the epidemic be defeated. Dhawan, disguised, tweeted, “Inoculated I can’t express my gratitude adequately to all of our frontline heroes for their sacrifices and commitment. Just don’t put off being vaccinated and get it done as soon as possible. It’ll help us all in our fight against the virus.”
Due to an increase in Covid cases in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL governing council have decided to postpone IPL 2021 indefinitely.
When four franchise stars, as well as other members of the team staff and ground staff, tested positive, the decision was sealed.
Amit Mishra of DC, Wriddhiman Saha of SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), and Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were all found to be optimistic.
Despite remaining in the bio-bubble and following all appropriate precautions, CSK support staff members Mike Hussey and Lakshmipathy Balaji tested positive for COVID-19.
In terms of the international contingent, the BCCI, in consultation with the respective Cricket Authorities, has made arrangements to relocate them to their homes or to locations permitted under the respective countries’ lockdown guidelines.