BCCI had to postpone the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) for an indefinite period due to the rapid rise in the COVID-19 cases in India. The IPL 2021 came to a sudden end in the middle of the tournament. The Indian and the overseas players had to pack up and return to their homes due to the abrupt postponement of the 14th edition of the IPL.
New Zealand fast bowler, Trent Boult, who featured in the Mumbai Indians team in the IPL, also departed for New Zealand. The fast bowler played some good live cricket, though the team saw its ups and downs in the current edition of the IPL. While leaving India, left an emotional message for India on his official Instagram profile. He thanked India for all the love he has received and all the memories he created here.
Boult wished for the good health and safety of the Indian citizens via Instagram
He posted some of his photos while playing for the Mumbai Indians on his Instagram profile. However, what he wrote in the caption, will definitely melt the hearts of the Indian fans. He expressed his support to the Indian people in these tough times and also thanked the people for receiving him with all the warmth and sending love to him. Boult wished for the good health and safety of the Indian people when India continues to fight with the second wave of COVID-19. He stated that he is said that the IPL 2021 has come to an end, but none of it is more than the sufferings that the people of India are going through.
“My heart goes out to the people of India, while I am sad to be leaving the @mumbaiindians family and see the IPL come to an end, none of that compares to the suffering many people are going through right now.”
Trent Boult thanked the Indian people for their support and love
Boult said that he has always appreciated the support that the Indian people have provided him. This is indeed a tough time for the Indian people and he hopes that things will get better soon. Boult wishes to return to the beautiful country of India soon and play for the Mumbai Indians. He also thanked Mumbai Indians, to ensure the health and safety of the players, and making sure that all the players and their families reached home safe and sound. He asked the people to take care of themselves and their families.
“India is a place that has given me as much as a cricketer and person. I have always deeply appreciated the support that I have received from my Indian fans. This is a tragic time and I hope things can improve soon. I look forward to returning to this beautiful country when I can. Thank you again to the @mumbaiindians for getting us all home and going above and beyond to ensure health and safety were the priority for all of the players and families. Please take care, look after one another and stay strong.”
What next for the IPL 2021 tournament; when will it ideally happen?
As confirmed by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, the IPL 2021 tournament has been halted for now. It may take place at the end of the year, as per the recent reports. Despite that, the venue of the tournament could be changed. This was reported by the former Indian skipper himself, who stated his reasons for the tournament’s location to be changed.
The protocols and the bio-bubbles are too much for the players. Due to this, the BCCI has decided to accept the proposal that was initially made by the IPL’s Governing Council and will now be moving its base. Which is going to be the country that will be hosting the remainder of the games, is yet to be decided yet. The news could be announced in the upcoming few weeks.
Three teams that will not be happy with the tournament halting at the mid-way will be the Delhi Capitals, the Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. All three teams were on top of the IPL 2021 table in that order. That was before prior to the tournament being stopped due to the few positive cases that had been detected.