VVS Laxman reveals SRH atmosphere: Former Indian drummer admitted to growing apprehensions after players contacted the virus.
Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad played against the Chennai Super Kings in Delhi on April 28 before three of the latter’s staff tested positive for COVID-19.
Besides Super Kings CEO, a bowling coach and bus cleaner, three players from two other franchises contacting the virus, Hyderabad wicket batsman Wriddhiman Saha had also tested positive before the 2021 IPL was postponed for ensure optimal well-being of all stakeholders. .
In his column for The time of India, Former Indian drummer and current Sunrisers mentor VVS Laxman explained how Saha was to play against the Rajasthan Royals on May 2, but did not make the cut after showing symptoms of COVID-19.
“Wriddhi [Wriddhiman Saha] was scheduled to play Sunday’s game against the Rajasthan Royals [in Delhi] but I felt a bit under the weather on Saturday night. We immediately put him in solitary confinement and, despite our prayers, he returned a positive test. We still wonder how, despite all the precautions taken, Wriddhi got infected, âLaxman wrote for YOU.
VVS Laxman reveals SRH atmosphere after CSK support staff test positive for COVID-19
Laxman, 46, also admitted to feeling apprehensive after people from three teams started testing positive for COVID-19. The fact that they played against CSK at Arun Jaitley Stadium made things even worse for them.
âWe had full confidence in the protocols that had been put in place even as we moved from city to city, but once we learned of the positive tests in the KKR and CSK camps our apprehensions increased. .
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“We [SRH] had just finished a game against CSK and several of us caught up with old friends, so there was understandable anxiety and turmoil until the test results were released, âhe added.
Besides the global crisis, the Sunrisers have also been affected by their performances on the pitch this season. Having recorded their worst first half in an IPL season after losing six out of seven games, SRH ended up replacing captain David Warner with Kane Williamson in a stunning move.