COVID-19 claims prominent cricket journalist Ruchir Mishra

The second wave of Coronavirus has wreaked havoc in India with more than three lakh cases being reported every day for a week or so. Acute shortage of Oxygen has led to the fatality rate increasing as well. A lot of people have lost their lives in this pandemic and India lost a prominent journalist Ruchir Mishra on Tuesday.

He was working with The Times of India in Nagpur and was known for his utmost dedication to his profession. Ruchir was popular among the cricketers as well for his extensive coverage of domestic cricket. Many cricketers have also tweeted for Ruchir with Wasim Jaffer and Umesh Yadav paying heartfelt condolences for his family.

Here is Wasim Jaffer’s tweet.

COVID-19 grapples IPL too

Meanwhile, Coronavirus grappled the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) too. It burst the bio-secure bubble by first infecting Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Soon it was reported that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji was tested positive.

While the KKR vs RCB game was postponed on Monday, many expected the SRH vs MI game to go ahead as planned. However, things turned drastically with Wriddhiman Saha (SRH) and Amit Mishra (DC) testing positive for COVID-19. Soon after this news came out, BCCI and IPL GC held an emergency meeting and unanimously decided to suspend the tournament indefinitely.