Former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain and Australia opener David Warner says it was horrifying and disturbing to see people in India struggling for oxygen during the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
David Warner said, “I think everyone in the house saw the situation in India regarding oxygen on TV. People were queuing for the last rites of their family members. The situation in India was terrible and it was a human to see this. It was quite disturbing.”
He further said, “I believe postponing IPL 2021 was the right decision. Going into a bio bubble is challenging. We know that everyone in India loves cricket. But it was quite challenging and we decided to leave India as soon as possible. Wanted to leave soon. We were in Maldives where other people were there for the same reason.”
It is worth noting that the franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad removed David Warner from the post of captaincy in the middle of IPL 2021. The team management appointed New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as the new captain in place of Warner. Warner was also dropped from the playing XI after being removed from the captaincy.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has made it clear that the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 will be played in the UAE in September and October. The final match of the tournament will be played on October 10. At the same time, according to the report, the 14th season of IPL will start again from September 18.