RCB leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has disclosed that he was planning to take a break from IPL 2021 anyways but it got suspended in a few days due to outburst of Covid-19 cases inside the bio-bubble.
Chahal said that it was getting difficult for him to concentrate on the game as his parents were alone in the house and Covid situation in the country was getting tougher day by day.
The young leggie further said that both his parents tested positive on May 3; his father’s condition worsened and had to be admitted to a hospital in Gurgaon. He says he would have discontinued his IPL, but the season then was suspended as cases emerged in four separate franchises.
“I was planning to take a break from the IPL when I heard the news of my parents getting infected. It was difficult to focus on the game while your parents were alone at home. They tested positive on May 3, and a couple of days later, the tournament got postponed,” Yuzvendra Chahal said to Sports Tak.
“My father’s oxygen level dropped to 85-86, and we had to shift him to the hospital. He had returned home yesterday, but his results are still positive. However, the good thing is that his oxygen level is around 95-96, which is quite a sigh of relief for us. It will take him another 7-10 days to recover.
“When positive reports started coming from more than one team, we got the hint that the tournament might get suspended. It escalated quickly and went out of the hand,” concluded Chahal.
Chahal Firmly Believes That RCB will Be the IPL 2021 Champion
Yuzvendra is of the opinion that even if the cash rich league moves to the UAE, his team RCB is still a strong contender to win the title.
“I firmly believe that we are the No 1 contenders to win the T20 World Cup later this year, even if it will move to UAE. The conditions are quite similar to India, and it will be a big boost for us,” the leg-spinner expressed.