In a heartbreaking development for all cricket fans, the BCCI has indefinitely postponed IPL 2021. This decision will impact the livelihood of many people. However, the COVID outbreak in the bio-secure bubble has forced the BCCI to take this decision. Amid all this, Australian fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has won the hearts of the fans with his latest tweet.
Behrendorff, who joined the Chennai Super Kings as a replacement for Josh Hazlewood, has donated an undisclosed sum to help India fight COVID-19. He wrote about his love for India. Like many cricketers, India has always been a special place to him.
The Australian fast bowler then offered his prayers and thoughts to all those who are suffering right now because of the virus. Next, he added:
“I wanted to do something and am making a donation to the UNICEF project for the India COVID-19 crisis. I encourage anyone who has also experienced the generous hospitality of India to do the same.”
Jason Behrendorff concluded by saying the donation was small but he hoped it could make even the slightest difference. Lastly, he added his donation could never match the love and friendship that India has shown to him.
Jason Behrendorff and all other players to return home soon
BCCI issued a press release on IPLT20.com, confirming that the tournament would no longer take place as per the schedule. The release also featured guidelines for the players. BCCI wanted the players to return to their families in these testing times.
“It is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times,” the release stated.
Jason Behrendorff and other Australian players will have to find a way to reach home now. The Australian government has strict travel restrictions for the ones coming from India. Hence, BCCI will likely guide them to their way home.