IPL 2021: Kevin Pietersen writes emotional message in Hindi, dedicates it to India’s Covid-19 warriors

IPL 2021: Kevin Pietersen writes emotional message in Hindi, dedicates it to India's Covid-19 warriors
IPL 2021: Kevin Pietersen writes emotional message in Hindi, dedicates it to India's Covid-19 warriors

IPL 2021: Kevin Pietersen writes an emotional message in Hindi, dedicates it to India’s Covid-19 warriors- Former England cricketer turned commentator Kevin Pietersen, who was in India as a commentator for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 before its suspension, wrote an emotional message on Twitter in Hindi to express solidarity with India during a deadly second wave of COVID-19 that has ravaged the country.

“I may have left Indian shores, but I am still thinking about a country that has showered me with lots of love and affection Please stay safe. This too shall pass but you’ll have to be careful,” Pietersen tweeted in Hindi.  

The IPL 2021 was postponed last week after several players and support staff across teams tested positive for COVID-19.

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Pietersen keeps expressing his love towards India on social media. Last week when IPL was postponed he Tweeted an emotional message for India. 

“India – it’s heartbreaking to see a country I love so much suffering! You WILL get through this! You WILL be stronger coming out of this! Your kindness & generosity NEVER goes unnoticed even during this crisis! #IncredibleIndia,” he wrote on Twitter. 

As the IPL gets postponed after 29 matches, Kevin also expressed that the rest of the league should be played in England as the Indian team will be there for the five-match Test series till September. 

“I have seen people talking about the UAE as a possible destination to finish the IPL in September, but I actually think the IPL should move to the UK. There is a window in September after the England vs India Test series has finished. All the best Indian players would already be there, and all of the best English players would be available as well,” wrote Pietersen in his column for Betway. 

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“Mid-to-late September is the most beautiful time in the UK. They could use Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and the two London grounds. There is also a good chance that crowds will be allowed in the grounds and there will be great atmospheres,” he wrote.

No England players in 2nd phase of IPL 2021

The centrally contracted players of the England & Wales Cricket Board are unlikely to be available for the completion of the IPL 2021 wherever and whenever it is rescheduled. According to the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Director of Cricket, be it Eoin Morgan for Kolkata Knight Riders or Jos Buttler for Rajasthan Royals – all will have to give preference to national duty instead of playing in IPL 2021 Phase 2.