The biggest cricket extravaganza of the world, the IPL 2021 has been postponed indefinitely by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after COVID-19 breached the bio-bubble and some players and staff tested positive for the virus. Yesterday, two cricketers of Kolkata Knight Riders – Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were tested positive and after that, the former Indian cricketer and current bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji also tested positive.
Even after this, the board was in the mood of continuing the IPL 2021 and the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians was supposed to be played on May 4 but then the news of SRH player Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals player Amit Mishra testing COVID-19 positive compelled the board to take the big decision of postponing the tournament.
Earlier, the board was thinking of taking the whole IPL to Mumbai but as the cases increased, the board decided to postpone the league. BCCI issued a statement in which it announced that in an emergency meeting of BCCI and IPL governing council, the decision of postponing the IPL 2021 has been taken.
UPDATE: The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season with immediate effect.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2021
BCCI has also ensured that it will see all the players reach their homes safely to be with their loved ones. According to BCCI, it won’t compromise on the well-being and safety of the players, the staff members and everyone who is associated with the tournament. The board also added that it wanted to bring smile on the faces of everyone in these critical times but the need of the hour is that all and sundry return to their homes. In conclusion, BCCI thanked healthcare workers, franchises, sponsors and everyone who played a role in organizing the IPL 2021.
The social media users soon started expressing their opinions and views on the postponement of the IPL 2021 on micro-blogging site Twitter and here are some of the hilarious reactions:
— Fahad Shaikh♠️ (@FahadSh08759929) May 4, 2021
After IPL suspension, Hotstar should refund our money so we could buy Tinder subscription for time pass.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) May 4, 2021
Dream 11 after IPL suspension announcement 🤐 pic.twitter.com/fEz6YpiwX7
— Azhar Jafri (@zhr_jafri) May 4, 2021
— SHIVA (shibbu) (@meSHIVA2502) May 4, 2021
PSL fans after IPL suspension 😂 pic.twitter.com/jkJZgYOiPC
— W (@Iam_Waqas) May 4, 2021
— Sachin Upadhyay (@sachinupadhyay_) May 4, 2021
Cricket twitter experts after IPL suspension . 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/DZPxanrt9o
— Hunटरर ♂ (@nickhunterr) May 4, 2021
One section of Twitter users also used this as an opportunity to troll the fans of Royal Challengers Bangalore as the Bangalore franchise was playing pretty well this time. Though RCB is at the third position as of now with 5 wins and 2 defeats in 7 matches but there was a time when RCB was at the top spot. The skipper of RCB, Virat Kohli is trolled often for his failure in making his team win its first title as he has been with the franchise since the inaugural edition of 2008 and since 2013, he has been leading the team but couldn’t lift the IPL trophy even once.
Here are some funny tweets:
— Sachin Dhakar (@sachin_dhakar23) May 4, 2021
* IPL Suspended *
RCB fans : pic.twitter.com/lCUHiAWGHc
— Bharatiya Web Series (@bharatiya_web) May 4, 2021
— GHANSHYAM PALIWAL (@Ghanshy13356759) May 4, 2021
— Yukta (@yuktanarkarr) May 4, 2021
No one Virat Kohli and every RCB Fans – pic.twitter.com/V6iCNEGsUm
— Kira* (@iamkira112) May 4, 2021
— Nihaal🐱 (@d_busiest_vella) May 4, 2021
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