The Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, who was part of the Mumbai Indians squad at IPL 2021 shared the news through social media that he lost his father due to Covid-19 complications.
Chawla’s father Pramod Kumar Chawla, died on Monday. He had recovered from a bout of Covid-19, but Chawla said in a post on Instagram, Pramod had been suffering from post-Covid-19 complications.
Leg-spinner Chawla is 32 years veteran of the game, having started his first-class and List A career in 2005, has played Tests, ODIs, and T20Is over the years, and was part of the trophy-winning India squads at both the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup.
Currently, he was part of the Mumbai Indians squad at IPL 2021, which was postponed indefinitely last week because of the worsening Covid-19 situation but didn’t get into the first XI in any of their matches.
Covid-19 affecting lives of not only Piyush Chawla:
Families of more than one cricketer have been affected by Covid-19. While MS Dhoni’s parents had to be hospitalized during the course of the IPL, and Veda Krishnamurthy has lost both her mother and sister to the virus, Chetan Sakariya, one of the success stories of IPL 2021, lost his father on Sunday.
The 2021 IPL was called off on May 4 after a spate of positive Covid-19 cases in a number of franchises. Since then, the teams have disbanded, with most overseas cricketers having headed back home.
Among the ones still in India are Mike Hussey, the Super Kings batting coach, and Tim Seifert, the Knight Riders wicketkeeper-batter, who are both being treated for Covid-19 in a hospital in Chennai.
After getting back home star players- Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane got the first jab and urged the netizens to get vaccinated. Soon the Indian players will reunite to play the WTC final in England.