Simon Doull bids emotional farewell to India

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull, who was part of IPL’s English commentary panel, wrote an emotional post as he left the country on Wednesday.

“Dear India, you have given me so much over so many years and I am sorry to be leaving you in such trying times. To those who are suffering my heart goes out to you and your families. Please do what you can to stay safe. Until next time take care. #india #cricket #love,” Doull tweeted on Wednesday.

The IPL 2021 was suspended mid-way on Tuesday. Several players from different IPL teams contracted the coronavirus. It all started on Monday when two Kolkata Knight Riders players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive and their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore was rescheduled.

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Doull was one of the many New Zealanders participating in the IPL. Some of the top Kiwi players like Kane Williamson, Kyle Jamieson, and Trent Boult were participating in the tournament as players.

The New Zealanders, the Aussies and the West Indians were yet to leave the Indian shores. Eight out of 11 England cricketers have reached their country.

Some of the South African cricketers too left for their home country on Wednesday afternoon.

The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is still discussing ways to send back. Aussie cricketers after the national government there banned all flights from India till May 15.

The BCCI on Tuesday decided to postpone IPL indefinitely due to Covid-19 positive cases in various teams.

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