KKR captain Eoin Morgan urged everyone to follow the guidelines to stay safe and also offered support on behalf of his team Kolkata Knight Riders. Morgan said what is happening outside IPL’s bio-bubble is horrific.
Eoin Morgan, captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, bats during their Indian League 2021 match against Punjab Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on April 26, 2021.
With the second wave of the pandemic wreaking havoc in India. IPL is witnessing player pull-outs due to fear of bubble fatigue. Delhi Capitals spinner R Ashwin decided to pull out of the tournament citing personal reasons. While RCB’s Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson decided to fly back home. Rajasthan Royals’ Andrew Tye is another cricketer who decided to quit midway through the IPL.
Morgan’s message comes hours after KKR pacer Pat Cummins donated $50,000 to PM Cares Fund to help fight India’s battle against the second wave of Covid-19. The coronavirus situation continues to be grim in India with 3,52,991 people testing positive and a record 2,812 deaths reported on Monday, April 26.
Morgan, speaking after Kolkata’s 6-wicket win over Punjab. He said Kolkata Knight Riders are doing their bit in lending a helping hand to the battle against the virus.
“We try and lend our support and we’ve seen how devastating it is not only in India but around the world. If you’re going out stay safe, wear a mask, maintain social distance. We’ve seen huge amounts of tough times, even at home. On behalf of KKR, we wish everyone well. We can stick together, we can beat this thing,” Morgan said.