India vice-captain and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is hopeful of the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will go ahead and believes that there is still a glimmer of hope for it. With four titles, Rohit is the most successful skipper in IPL history, followed by MS Dhoni.
Cricket fans, in general, are some of the most optimistic people in this world. They are constantly hoping against hope, be it a match restarting despite heavy rains drenching the ground or their team recovering from an improbable situation to win the match. And given Rohit Sharma, apart from being a world-class cricket, is first and foremost a fan of the sport, it is unsurprising as to why the opener is echoing the sentiments of millions around the world.
The Mumbai Indians skipper is hopeful of the thirteenth edition of the IPL still happening and believes that the tournament could very well happen should the ongoing Covid-19 situation settle down. India is currently in the midst of a 21-day nationwide lockdown and, as a result, organizers of the IPL have conceded that the tournament is highly likely to be scrapped.
"At some stage, when things settle down, it might happen, who knows,” Rohit Sharma said in a live chat with Kevin Pietersen on Instagram, reported Times of India.
The BCCI were set to meet with all eight IPL franchise owners on March 24 and take a final call on the tournament, but the Covid-19 situation ensured that the meeting was subsequently postponed to an indefinite date. Earlier, the start date of the tournament was pushed to April 15 from the original date that was March 29, but the 21-day lockdown means that the tournament would either have to be postponed once again or called off completely.
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