COVID-19 has shown that if a pandemic hit, human beings have no place for hiding even in the technically advance world. Currently, the World is facing possibly the biggest crisis since the second World War in 1940’s. The Virus originated form Wuhan city of China has contaminated 2.7 million people world-wide with death toll crossing 0.19 million till now.
The world that was in blind race to leave everyone behind, has come to standstill. Again Human life has become more precious than anything else out there. Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians captain, has also urged the people to follow the guidelines in these devastating times so that the things can get better in upcoming times. “I hope everybody is safe and following guidelines so that eventually we can step out and start doing what we love to do,” Rohit Sharma said.
With the world, the pandemic has also put a full stop to all the sports activities. The Indian Premier League, which was all set to get rolling from 29th March, has been postponed indefinitely. Now, there are several question marks on the future of League- Will IPL be played behind the doors? Will BCCI take the risk of organising it abroad? Or it’s all over for the year now?
Rohit Sharma also gave his opinion on organising the tournament behind closed doors. He said that, although, it will be an odd experience playing the IPL in empty stadiums, yet it would be wise to follow the need of the hour and do what we love to do.
The four-time title winning captain said, “It will be a little strange to play in the empty stadiums. I don’t know how the fans will take it. As a kid I have to go back a long way and think how I started playing cricket with nobody watching me. We didn’t have the luxury of playing in these luxurious stadiums, I think life will go back to that. Whatever rules the board comes up with, we need to follow that and try and play some sort of cricket. People will be able to watch us on television. At least, there is something to look forward to.”
However, BCCI has not come up with any concrete decision till now and has adopted ‘Wait and Watch’ policy over the future of World’s best Cricket League IPL.