Indian Premier League 2021, on Tuesday, was suspended indefinitely after multiple coronavirus cases were found to have been breached its bio bubble, grinding to a halt the smooth run of T20 cricket’s most cash-rich tournament in its tracks.
"The tournament has been suspended indefinitely. We will try to conduct the event in the next available window but this month is unlikely," league chairman Brijesh Patel was quoted by PTI as saying.
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The first side to get hit by the COVID-19 outbreak was Kolkata Knight Riders, after Varun Chakravarthy and Sandip Warrier, two of their players, tested COVID-19 positive. This was followed by Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji, as well as Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha testing positive for the highly infectious disease.
While IPL fans struggled with the news, memes on Twitter displayed various reactions from the fraternity in light of the announcement.
While some took their ‘mourning’ to the next level by posting memes about sombre days ahead, others tried to see how fans of different clubs would react to the news.
A few, on the other hand, pointed towards the futility of having the Dream11 app at the moment, as well as Netflix and Amazon Prime’s possible boost in user base in the coming weeks.
There were, however, a few who, in typical Twitter fashion, proceeded to turn the sadness into humour.