In regular circumstances, the 13th version of the IPL could be occurring proper now however on account of the coronavirus pandemic, the begin of the match was pushed to April 15 from March 29. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday introduced an extension of the present nationwide lockdown until May 3, so it’s given that the Indian Premier League is likely to be postponed additional. Although an official announcement hasn’t been made however with India in the midst of the COVID-19, IPL happening is much less possible.
However, an entire cancellation of the match isn’t on the playing cards proper now and gamers are hoping for IPL to renew when issues get underneath management.
Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is desperately hoping for issues to enhance and the COVID-19 to go away so that he can play “atleast one more year” for IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
“Hopefully the things will sort of work out in the next few days and I will be able to play atleast one more year with CSK,” Watson, 38, advised CSK social media handles throughout a video chat.
“To be capable to share love of CSK, throughout India not simply in Chennai. And that’s the thing that blows me away. It isn’t just in Chennai however wherever we go, the assist that we get could be very robust.
“So I hope this virus strikes on and I’ve the pleasure to re-be a part of CSK for some extra time,” stated the highly effective all-rounder who give up worldwide cricket in 2016 and stood down as Sydney Thunder’s captain in the Big Bash League final 12 months.
Watson additionally spoke about braving a sore and bloody knee throughout the 2019 IPL ultimate to attain 80 off simply 59 balls earlier than he received out off the third-final ball of the match, with his staff inside 4 runs of victory. CSK finally misplaced by one run to Mumbai Indians in an exhilarating summit conflict in Hyderabad.
“I had absolutely no idea that had occurred. It wasn’t until actually when I was walking off after I had run myself out in the last over and stuffed it for CSK (laughs). The chance to win another final. So I was walking off and I saw blood and a cut,” Watson narrated.
“It cut through my pants. I thought it must have been because of my dive. But it wasn’t actually till the next day when my wife mentioned ‘there was blood on your pants’ like it was before that. There might have been some dive or dodgy run or whatever in the first few overs where I might have dived,” he added.
(with IANS inputs)