The chances of Indian Premier League 2020 taking place may be very less now as India is under complete lockdown till April 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The English cricketer Ben Stokes who is a part of the IPL team Rajasthan Royal was targeted by a Twitter user when the player said in an interview that the next tournament that he is going to play is IPL.
The cricketer said that he is working on his fitness to play in IPL 2020 if it takes place. However, this statement didn’t go well with one Twitter user who advised the cricketer to forget the limelight and money and start thinking for everyone.
This is what the user wrote, “England all-rounder @benstokes38 says he is still preparing for a return to competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League next month. Get a grip; 1.3 billion are in lockdown. forget the money & limelight, think for everyone. #coronavirus”
England all-rounder @benstokes38 says he is still preparing for a return to competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League next month. Get a grip; 1.3 billion are in lockdown. forget the money & limelight, think for everyone. #coronavirus
— Mike Wass (@MikeWass2) March 25, 2020
Ben Stokes responded soon and advised the user to read complete articles and just not the headlines. Not just this, he also shared an excerpt of the interview.
As per Ben, he has made himself believe that IPL is going to take place despite the fact that at the back of his mind, he knows that probably it may not take place. He says that he has to keep himself fit and in a position to play if it happens. He further states that he cannot take a break of 3 weeks and then expect his body to be ready to play on April 20 because if it happens, he doesn’t want to remain behind.
Here is the tweet:
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) March 25, 2020
The number of coronavirus patients is increasing at an alarming rate and the Indian government decided to impose complete lockdown in order to contain the spread of coronavirus. The disease is contagious in nature so the best way to keep yourself safe is to stay at home and practice social distancing.
Did Ben Stokes inspire you to work on your fitness more during this lockdown of 21 days?