Simon Doull, a former New Zealand fast bowler who was a member of the IPL’s English commentary team, used Twitter to bid an emotional farewell to India, where the coronavirus is in its second wave. After the BCCI postponed the IPL 2021 indefinitely, overseas players, coaches, pundits, and others began to leave the country, including Doull. Doull expressed his regret for leaving the nation, which had given him so much over the years and its people in such difficult times, in an emotional post on Twitter.
“Greetings, India You’ve shown me so much over the years, and I’m sad to be leaving you in such a difficult situation. My heart goes out to those who are sick and their families. Please do whatever you can to keep yourself safe. Take care until the next time. #cricket #love #india “Doull sent out a tweet.
Dear India, You have given me so much over so many years and I am sorry to be leaving you in such trying times. To those who are suffering my heart go’s out to you and your families. Please do what you can to stay safe. Until next time take care. #india #cricket #love— Simon Doull (@Sdoull) May 5, 2021
On Tuesday, the IPL 2021 was cancelled in the middle of the tournament after multiple players from various IPL teams contracted the coronavirus. It all began on Monday, when two Kolkata Knight Riders players, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, tested positive for a banned substance, and their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore was rescheduled.
On Monday, conditions within the IPL bio-bubble began to deteriorate when players from several other teams tested positive for the lethal virus, forcing several teams to quarantine themselves in accordance with IPL protocols.
Wriddhiman Saha of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals leg-spinner Amit Mishra, CSK bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji, and batting coach Mike Hussey were among those who received positive feedback.
With the IPL’s bio-bubble no longer stable, the BCCI and the IPL’s governing council “unanimously agreed to postpone the IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect” in an emergency meeting.