The rapid spread of novel corona virus put the whole world to halt and lead every scheduled events to postpone. The deadly virus made its impact on scheduled sports event and made it to postpone.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar had recently proposed an idea of India and Pakistan playing a three-match series to generate funds to fight this pandemic. The idea had mostly received negative feedback for playing a cricket match in these testing times is likely to degrade the situation.
BCCI’s donation on COVID relief fund
Furthermore, Dev pointed out BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) donating a whopping INR 51 crore towards the PM Cares Fund and how playing cricket in the near future will involve great risks for both the players and the spectators.
Kapil Dev’s reply to Shoaib Akhtar
Reacting to the former Team India skipper’s take on it, Akhtar said: “I don’t think Kapil bhai understood what I was trying to say. Everyone is going to be trapped economically. This is the time to put our heads together and generate revenues.”
“The global audience would be hooked by a match. Kapil said he doesn’t need the money and he surely doesn’t. But everyone else does. I think this suggestion will come into consideration soon,” he told a popular news outlet.
The former star pacer further claimed, “I had said that I know India more than even Imran Khan himself. I have traveled to many areas and interacted with many people there. I keep telling people here what Indians are all about.”
“Our countries have a lot of poverty. I am saddened when people are suffering. As a human and as a Muslim, it is my responsibility to help as much as I can,” he added.
The deadly novel corona virus has affected more than 18,00,000 peoples with a death count to more than 1,14,000. This also add a good news where peoples nearly 4,23,000 has been recovered from this corona virus.